Tag - Water Sports and Whitewater Rafting

Travel Then and Now: LHVB Staff Favorites

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week's "Then and Now" theme, each Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau staff member answered the question "What was your favorite spot in the Laurel Highlands growing up, and what is your favorite spot now?" Ann Nemanic, Executive Director "I’m not a native of the Laurel…

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

Monday, May 7, 2018 6:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be familiar with many Laurel Highlands businesses and attractions, but you may not know what these spots looked like "back in the day." Corresponding with National Travel and Tourism Week's theme of "Travel Then and Now," we collected both vintage and current photos of Laurel Highlands properties to see how…

Instagram Worthy Spots

Watch the Instagram likes roll in! These spots will have your followers jealous and commenting "Where is this?! 😍😍😍" Show off your photog skills with fellow adventurers by using #laurelhighlands! Fallingwater A post shared by Ciara Macioce (@ciara.macioce) on Jun 25, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT Frank Lloyd Wright's…

Flight 93 Tower of Voices

From remarkable historic sites, amazing views and unique things to do, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. 2018 is a great year to visit the Laurel Highlands, with brand new places to stay, events to participate in and attractions to see. And if you think you've seen all there…

Whitewater Rafting Ohiopyle

Summer Bucket List for the Adventurer

Friday, July 7, 2017 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Have an extreme summer adventure in the Laurel Highlands. From long haul biking and hiking to exhilarating sports and driving courses, you’ll find something for every adventurer. Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Backpack 70 miles through picturesque valleys and mountains on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. Varying terrain, expansive…

Great Allegheny Passage

Explore the Laurel Highlands with this 3 day trip, perfect for the whole family. Get a glimpse of what Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties have to offer. Day 1: Enjoy the #1 kids park in the world, Idlewild and SoakZone. Your ticket to family fun, Idlewild features dozens of rides and waterslides. Have dinner in Latrobe, and swing by…

The War that Made America Blog

The War that Made America

Friday, November 4, 2016 12:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip The year is 1754. The Ohio Valley and present-day Laurel Highlands is the frontier and in the hands of fate between French and British colonies. The goal is to gain control of Fort Duquesne. Explore these significant events as you walk in the footsteps of our forefathers on this informative, experiential and exciting historic…

Cucumber Falls

Seven Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The varying terrain of the Laurel Highlands creates an incredible array of natural and man-made wonders throughout the region, from the expansive overlooks along the ridgeline and the highest point in Pennsylvania to pristine waterfalls and preserved natural landscapes. These were our picks, in no particular order: Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State…

Ohiopyle Whitewater Rafting

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza If whitewater rafting isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. And if you haven’t crossed it off the list already, you should plan your trip to Ohiopyle to feel the thrill of the whitewater for yourself! If you are familiar with Ohiopyle, you’ve seen the outfitters scattered throughout…

Water, Whiskey and Wine Blog

Water, Whiskey and Wine

Friday, August 5, 2016 3:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip We invite you to float among the history, sip local whiskeys and dance among the grapes on this fun and immersive tour. Day One Float down the Youghiogheny River on a guided Historic Float Trip with Wilderness Voyageurs. Relax and eat dinner at Nino's Restaurant, a speakeasy-turned-delicious dining experience. Day Two…