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Flight 93 National Memorial

Thousands of visitors are expected at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville on Sunday, which is the 21 st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America. National Parks Service officials are advising attendees to arrive early and allow ample time for shuttling to the event site. First lady Jill Biden will mark the solemn occasion by…

Brantview Farms Maple | Maple Taste & Tour

It's the sweetest season in the Laurel Highlands! Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. After all, it is the largest producer of maple products in the state. Celebrate the county's maple heritage while satisfying your sweet tooth at…

Unity Township

Discover Westmoreland: Unity Township

Friday, February 25, 2022 11:00 AM by Jessica Petrovich

Westmoreland County is divided into 65 municipalities of various sizes, shapes, and landscapes. It is our mission to explore what makes every one of those 65 municipalities special. We are moving in random order through the list, and the randomizer fates have chosen Unity Township for our second spotlight. View this post on…

Snowmobiling

Epic Rides: Snowmobiling in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, February 11, 2022 2:00 PM by Vanessa Orr

There are a lot of things that make the Laurel Highlands snowmobile trail system unique, including the fact that the 116 miles of groomed trailed in Forbes State Forest wander in and out of state parks, forest lands, and state game lands. But that's only one part of the excitement. "I ride from when it first starts snowing until it quits,…

Avonmore Borough

Discover Westmoreland: Avonmore Borough

Friday, February 11, 2022 1:00 PM by Jessica Petrovich

Westmoreland County is divided into 65 municipalities of various sizes, shapes, and landscapes. It is our mission to explore what makes every one of those 65 municipalities special. We are moving in random order through the list, and it was with great excitement our randomizer landed on Avonmore Borough for our debut spotlight. Avonmore is a small,…

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Dinner

Lovebirds looking to get away to celebrate Valentine’s Day will find no shortage of lovely things to see and do in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. We've created four diverse romantic getaway itineraries to charm visitors and residents alike. You and your significant other are probably overdue for an escape, book one today! For…

Shopping

Laurel Highlands Gift Guide

Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

The holidays certainly have a way of sneaking up on you, and they're right around the corner. Scratching your head on what to get everybody this year? Support local this season by purchasing a product or experience from a Laurel Highlands business! Immersive Touchstone Workshops and Classes View this post on Instagram…

Fall Drives

Take a Fall Drive Through the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

While the Laurel Highlands is certainly a four-season destination, fall is truly special. Mother Nature sets the stage for an impressive show with an array of towering trees, soaring mountain ridgelines, lush valleys, and river gorges that are ablaze in breathtaking red, orange, yellow, and bronze. With the fall leaves' colors peaking in the…

Ohiopyle GAP Fall

Laurel Highlands Leaf-Peepers Report

Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

It's the moment we've all been waiting for, folks: peak fall foliage time! Don't hesitate to get out and admire the colorful leaves, because they'll be falling before you know it. Before you head out, let us give you a sneak peek of what your favorite places in the Laurel Highlands are looking like, and maybe give you a new spot…

Haunted Hills Estate Mutant

When the sun goes down this fall and you’re looking for a night full of thrills and chills, there’s nothing better than a haunted hayride or house to bring on the terror. With decades of experience and excellence in horror-inducing haunts, we're highlighting what's new at these infamous Laurel Highlands attractions. Take…

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