Eager and dedicated “leaf peepers” are always anxious to take their first fall drive of the season and curious to know when the leaves will start changing. Autumn color is not 100% predictable. Late September to early October are usually the best times to check out the bursts of color. This awesome interactive map for country-wide fall foliage prediction can help you better plan your trip and improve your chances of seeing peak fall color. The wide array of arbor species found in the Laurel Highlands adds more color to the display.
The remarkable lineup of fall festivals in the Laurel Highlands will you have busy all season long. From the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival to the Halloween events. See live reenactments and watch the parade at the classic Fort Ligonier Days. From apples to ice cream and wine to chili, these festivals celebrate so many autumn flavors.
Grab a warm jacket, pick up some flowers and take a free self-guided tour through Flight 93. You can pay your respects to the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 and learn something new about the tragic event between dawn and dusk every day.
This year we are celebrating the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect behind three beautiful homes in the Laurel Highlands: Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and Duncan House. Visiting the work of Wright is a perfect day trip anytime, but the fall foliage surrounding the homes is absolutely breathtaking.
Every day that you spend with your sweetheart is the best day of your life, but how often do you go on a romantic date? Take the scenic route through the incredible Laurel Highlands with your loved one and go "glamping", visit Nemacolin's Woodlands Resort Spa or share a bottle of wine at the Glades Pike Winery.
There are still ways to enjoy Halloween in the Laurel Highlands if you're not into the creepy, crawly stuff. Try some delicious seasonal ice cream and pick the perfect pumpkin for everyone in the family at Kerber's Pumpkin Days, take a scenic chairlift ride at Seven Springs or take the kiddos to HallowBOO! at Idlewild.