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Volunteers of Laurel Summit Nordic Ski Patrol, Laurel Mountain

When you think of ski patrol, most people picture ski patrollers on the steep sweeping slopes of the local ski resorts, where most ski patrollers are located. There is another segment of ski patrol that patrols the remote, quiet, and gentler slopes and trails in the Laurel Highlands. This is the land of cross-country skiers where peace and solitude…

Cross-Country Skiing

In my last blog, I shared with you some helpful info for beginner snowshoeing in the Laurel Highlands as a cure for cabin fever. My quest for more info on outdoor adventures led to cross-country skiing. It’s something I personally have never done but might have to try it out. In my quest for knowledge and insider tips, I reached out to the…

Snowshoeing, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

I do not know about you, but my family is starting to get a bit of cabin fever. Humans were not meant to hibernate, so I have been looking at new things we can do as a family this winter. Something that has piqued my interest is snowshoeing. Seems like something we could do together or even just my husband and me. Naturally, I had a bunch of…

Heritage Happenings Podcast Logo

Art and music. The perfect escapes in what can be very grey winter months, especially in our time of isolating at home. This month’s Heritage Happenings episode is full of color, hope, and all-around joy. I was so thrilled to talk with the Chief Curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, as well as her work associate from the…

Compass Inn Candlelight Tours

I don’t know about you but, I LOVE an open fire, especially one burning in the hearth of a historic building. Nothing quite beats nostalgia, especially at times like these when we’re living life through a pandemic and anything cozy and comforting reassures and reinforces the simple pleasures in life. If you’re like me and seek…

Haunted Hills Estate

Haunted houses are a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have a ghoulishly good time getting scared in the Laurel Highlands. When the sun goes down this fall, check out these Laurel Highlands attractions to get your yearly dose of fear. Just remember: it's better to stay six feet apart than six feet under.…

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Fall in Love with Fred

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 PM by Ann Nemanic

One sure sign that fall is just around the corner is when we pull out our favorite fall sweater. In the Laurel Highlands, a sweater, especially a cardigan, reminds us of our friend and neighbor, Fred Rogers. Launched in 2019, the Fred Rogers Trail makes a wonderful excursion as the leaves begin to paint an array of color throughout our landscape.…

Abduction

Being stuck inside doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beautiful Laurel Highlands! Did you know that more than a dozen movies have filmed scenes in our own backyard? So grab some popcorn, hunker down and keep your eyes peeled for Laurel Highlands sights and businesses from the comfort of your own home in these movies and shows. I am…

Animal Crossing in the Laurel Highlands

Animal Crossing in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, March 20, 2020 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're a 90s baby or a video game lover, you're probably at least familiar with the game Animal Crossing. You know, the one where you (the only human) walk around a village filled with animal neighbors. Even the mayor is a tortoise. Well, if you didn't already know, the newest Animal Crossing game, New Horizons, is out now on…

Fallingwater

Seven Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is home to natural elements that will "wow" even the most seasoned travelers. And just like the seven wonders of the world, the seven wonders of the Laurel Highlands are must-sees during your next visit to the region. From the highest point in Pennsylvania to the river that intimidated a young George Washington, these…

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