Each season in the Laurel Highlands brings a refreshing change in the weather and fun outdoor adventures. Hit the slopes, stand in a crystal clear trout stream, navigate whitewater, bike one of the best rail-trails in the world, or just be one with nature. No matter the season, there's an activity for you in the Laurel Highlands.
Shake off the winter chill, and explore all there is to do in the Laurel Highlands. Take an exhilarating ride on a zip line. Relax and unwind in the spring breeze at a winery. Cast your reel on the opening day of trout season, and find the perfect fishing spot. Hike the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, and see the ridgeline from incredible vistas along the way, or pedal the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage rail trail. Shop local at farmers’ markets, and enjoy other spring activities.
Soak up the summer sun, cool off in a natural water slide, or make a splash at Idlewild & SoakZone. Plan a family friendly float on the gentle rapids of the Lower Youghiogheny River, or have a heart-pumping adventure on the Middle Yough’s Class III-IV rapids in Ohiopyle. Find a place to kick back and enjoy a beer with friends on warm summer evenings. Enjoy an outdoor concert, or cheer on the Steelers at training camp. Visit one of three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Laurel Highlands. Camp, hike, bike, zip, and more all summer long!
Take in the autumn colors in the Laurel Highlands. See the fall foliage from a bird’s eye view on a canopy tour at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, or relax with a glass of something sweet in your hands at a local winery. Bike through the falling leaves on one of the many rail trails or mountain biking trails in the region. Take a fall drive to picturesque covered bridges, or explore a nature reserve for a perfect autumnal photo op. See the changing leaves from a pristine nature reserve or from the highest point in Pennsylvania, Mount Davis at 3,213 feet.
Four ski areas, miles upon miles of cross country trails, snow tubing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and so much more snowy excitement make the Laurel Highlands the ideal winter destination. Test your downhill skiing and snowboarding skills on the steepest slope in PA. Snow tube with the kids at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Hit the spa after the slopes at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Warm up at a winery or local micro-brewery. Find a secluded cabin in the woods and plan a winter retreat, or book a room that keeps you close to all the excitement on the slopes!