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Fresh Finds: A Farmers' Market Guide

With travel and shopping beginning to reopen in our region, Laurel Highlands farmers’ markets will soon be open for business! There is something special about shopping local, buying the freshest ingredients possible and getting insider tips and advice from the growers and craftsmen at the market. In addition to getting deals on unique items,…

Maple

March is the sweetest month in the Laurel Highlands. Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. After all, it is the largest producer of maple products in the state. Celebrate the county's maple heritage while satisfying your sweet tooth at…

Idlewild Wave Pool

National Plan for Vacation Day

Friday, January 24, 2020 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

With winter comes freezing temps, snow and cabin fever...what a perfect time to set your sights on warm breezes on a sunny summer day. Did you know that 768 million vacation days were unused in 2019? Don't procrastinate, take the time to schedule your hard-earned PTO on January 28, National Plan For Vacation Day. We all love vacation, but get…

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

It takes a compassionate, dedicated team of employees to successfully provide a memorable experience for families. For more than two decades, Tom Guiher, his family and the team at Living Treasures have done just that. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park provides a unique experience for kids of all ages to get up close and interact with creatures of…

3rd Emily Knepper, Laurel Hill, Somerset

How to Enjoy a Digital Detox Vacation

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 AM by Maia Fletcher

These days, it’s all too common to hear people talk about how much time they spend mindlessly scrolling the internet on their phone or laptop. But what can we do about it? Some people are turning to “digital detoxes." This involves resetting your reliance on digital devices by committing to a period of time without using them. It…

Glades Pike Winery

Wineries Worth A Stop

Friday, July 12, 2019 12:00 PM by Allyson Null

Laurel Highlands wines are so fresh, the grapes are grown on the property that they're served on! No two wineries in southwestern Pennsylvania are the same, each serving different vibes with their unique wines. After reading this rundown of all of the wineries in our region, you'll have a winery trip mapped out within hours! Bella Terra…

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

A Guide to Visiting Fallingwater

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands region is home to four houses that were designed by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. The most well-known house, Fallingwater, is a bucket list item for many and lives up to the hype. Fallingwater is inscribed as one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S. and is listed along attractions including the Pyramids of…

Fishing in the Laurel Highlands

Fishing has long been a recreational pastime for many Americans and their families. Each year, an average of 81 million fishing trips are taken annually, according to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. In 2017, a record 101.6 million Americans headed outdoors and participated in activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. It is a…

Fishing

Laurel Highlands Trout Trail

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 PM by James Nelson

If you are a fishing enthusiast, you have probably heard of the famous trout trail in the Laurel Highlands. A trout trail is basically a spectacular track for fishermen to journey along while fulfilling all they have ever dreamt to see. The Laurel Highlands is located in southwestern Pennsylvania and is made up of three counties: Fayette, Somerset…

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

7 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

Did you know that you can be a tourist in your own hometown? If you're lucky enough to call the Laurel Highland your home, why not use your hard-earned PTO to explore your own backyard? With so many attractions in the tri-county area, it is nearly impossible to run out of exciting things to do, unique sights to see and tasty cuisine to enjoy.…

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