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Things to do in the Summer

Beat the Summer Heat in the Laurel Highlands!

Ohiopyle State Park

Whitewater rafting

Ohiopyle is the ideal destination for outdoor adventures with hiking, biking, zip lining, and so much more. Book a whitewater rafting adventure for adrenaline-pumping fun, or plan a family friendly float trip on calmer waters.

Biking & Hiking


Explore trails for riders of all skill levels, from families to extreme downhill mountain bikers. Check out the 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage, or head to Seven Springs Mountain Resort for downhill mountain biking without the uphill trek. 

Zip Lining

Zip Lining at Seven Springs in Laurel Highlands

Take a zip line canopy tour and soar more than 100 feet above the ground at speeds up to 60 mph. Make your way through obstacle courses climbers as young as 4 can explore.

Idlewild & SoakZone

Experience the #1 kid’s park in the world. With dozens of classic rides and a huge water park for all ages, there’s no better place to make summer memories and beat the heat than Idlewild & Soakzone.

Places to Cool Off


Make a splash this summer in a nature-made water park, the Meadow Run Natural Waterslides in Ohiopyle State Park. Hit the beach at Keystone State Park or Laurel Hill State Park.

Kayak and Canoe


Rent kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards for a leisurely boat trip. Paddle calm sections of the Youghiogheny River or check out one of the many lakes and recreational areas open to boaters.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Celebrate the 150th birthday of architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit his masterpiece, Fallingwater®, a magnificent home cantilevered over a waterfall. Tour Kentuck Knob, or stay at the Duncan House

History and Heritage


Trace George Washington’s steps through Southwestern, Pennsylvania. Visit General Braddock’s Grave or see the Jumonville Glen, the site of a pre-colonial whodunit mystery. Tour Fort Ligonier, a fully reconstructed French and Indian War Fort, unveiling a new addition and remodeled exhibits this summer.

Steelers Training Camp


Cheer on the black and gold, and see your favorite players up close as they prepare for the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been practicing at Saint Vincent College for more than 50 years. Bring the kiddos along for their own taste of training camp at the Steelers kid experience.

Wine Tours


Share a bottle with friends at a local winery. Have a tasting in picturesque gardens, enjoy live music on weekends, or relax on a deck overlooking expansive vineyards. 


beer gear

Nothing says summer quite like a cold pint of a local craft brew. These breweries craft IPAs, dark stouts, and a variety of creative hops, in addition to hosting fantastic live music, food trucks, dinner pairing events, and more.



Dine poolside at a resort, find somewhere to refuel after a long day of summer activities, or have a relaxing evening with friends. Find a restaurant near you.

Cabins & Campgrounds

Yough Lake Campground Cabin

Pitch a tent, pull up your RV, or rent a cabin in the wilderness. Find a spot away from the bustle but close to exciting summer activities. 

Vacation Rentals

Campbell Farm

Rent a home away from home. Plan a reunion in a house big enough for the entire family to stay, or find a secluded romantic spot just for two. Explore rentals and vacation homes.


Falling Rock, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Stay at the center of the action at a resort. From summer tubing and zip lining to a poolside oasis or spa, these resorts are centers for summer fun. Plan a resort retreat that the golfer, spa goer, outdoor adventurer, and kids in your life will all love.


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