Zip Line the Laurel Highlands

Things to Do in Spring

Spring Forward in the Laurel Highlands!

Let your cabin fever melt with the snow and take advantage of all that spring in the Laurel Highlands has to offer.

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohipyle GAP

Beat that cabin fever by getting active at Ohiopyle State Park! Gear up and take a hike or bike ride to get a view of the deepest river gorge in Pennsylvania or the beautiful Cucumber Falls.

Cabin Rentals and Campgrounds

Camping Tub Run

Escape to the Laurel Highlands with a peaceful outdoor retreat. Relax in a secluded cabin in the woods that allows you to reconnect with nature in your own private oasis, or find a campground that that keeps you close to all of the action this spring. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

Visit Fallingwater

The Laurel Highlands is home to three of architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright’s creations: Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and the Duncan House at Polymath Park. Check off your bucket list by visiting one, or all three!

Hiking

Forbes State Forest

Find a hiking trail for any skill level in the Laurel Highlands. From challenging, adventurous hikes to leisurely trails perfect for an afternoon walk with the kids, you'll find a trail that suits your needs. Hike to scenic overlooks, hidden waterfalls and natural wonders. For a longer trek, take a journey on the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, which features overnight shelters every 8 to 10 miles. 

Family Fun

Idlewild

Plan a family-friendly getaway this spring and visit Idlewild & SoakZone, home of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and voted Best Children's Park in the World for eight consecutive years. Let your kiddos' imaginations run wild at an animal park, where they can see some of their favorite species up close.

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

If you’re an adrenaline-seeker, whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River is something you must try! Guides will give you the gear and knowledge to make your trip on the water a thrilling success. If you need a raft, don't fret, there are many outfitters who rent out all the equipment you will ever need.

History and Heritage

Bushy Run Battlefield

From the final resting place of General Braddock to the site of young George Washington's first military engagement and only surrender, the Laurel Highlands is brimming of historic sites. Tack on a stop to your trip and pay tribute to the heroes of Flight 93 or learn more about the miracle at Quecreek Mine Rescue in the Laurel Highlands.

Zip Lines

Zip Lining

Soar through the Laurel Highlands at more than 100 feet above the ground with an exhilarating zip lining experience!

Arts and Culture

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Immerse yourself in Laurel Highlands' arts and culture at museums with local, regional, national and international works.