Rib and Wing Festival

Oh, it's summer? Was it the weather or the jam-packed events calendar that gave it away?! This weekend, there's an event for everybody: families, foodies, craft beer aficionados, antique lovers, history buffs and everybody in between. While you're sharing photos from your weekend out and about, be sure to use #laurelhighlands and we…

Ditko Inspired Bottle Works

Johnstown, PA is a city of firsts, from inventing the Bessemer process to mass produce steel to being named the first ever Hockeyville USA. Over the next three months, Flood City will put the spotlight on native Steve Ditko, who helped co-create Spider-Man and many of the iconic heroes that dominate the silver screen, streaming services and your…

Gabriel Faria, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (2)

FAQ's of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Monday, July 5, 2021 2:00 PM by Anna Weltz

The stunning 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT) stretches across Laurel Mountain from the Youghiogheny River Gorge in Ohiopyle, all the way to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. A backpackers’ dream, the LHHT offers a semi-wilderness backpacking and day trip excursion into the mountain forests of Pennsylvania’s Laurel…

Somerset Fireworks

Put on your red, white and blue, get outdoors and celebrate the 4th of July in the Laurel Highlands with your friends and family! Follow our list of the best places to see Independence Day fireworks in Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties in 2021. Fireworks Over Fayette - June 27 Our Fourth of July celebrations start off with a blast at…

Immersion Research

As a young girl growing up in the river town of Confluence, Kara Weld spent countless days paddling on the water. Perhaps paddling was in her blood as her parents owned the local kayaking school, Riversport. It was here that Kara found her passion and her husband, John, who worked for Kara’s parents. That same passion guided Kara as a…

Mountain-Laurel Blog

Mountain-laurel is in bloom in the Laurel Highlands! The shrub keeps its foliage year-round, but keep an eye out in May and June for umbrella-like flowers that range in color from white to pink, with unique purple markings. Not only is mountain-laurel absolutely beautiful, but it is also Pennsylvania's state flower and can be found all over…

Father and daughter hiking, Laurel Hill State Park

Father's Day Gift Guide

Monday, June 7, 2021 1:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Need some inspiration for a special gift? I get it. Shopping for Dad or Grandpa can sometimes be trickier than shopping for Mom or Grandma. So I picked the brains of some of the father figures in my life and came up with this home-grown list of things your dear old dad might enjoy… For the Grill…

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