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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…

Maple

March is the sweetest month 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…

Brownsville Mural

Disclaimer: We hate spoilers here at the Laurel Highlands. The descriptions of the following filming locations may contain small details about the show, but we promise to not reveal major spoilers! "I Am Not Okay With This," a coming-of-age series based on a graphic novel, dropped on Netflix on Feb. 26. With only seven episodes that are…

Warp Zone 3-D Printer

In 2020 we're nerdy and proud! Celebrate your love of comics, video games, music, toys and other collectables with our guide to nerding out in the Laurel Highlands. Follow along to find a new place to shop, support local businesses and add the item you've been missing to your collection. Vintage Toys Lost Culture Toys - Greensburg From…

Tall Pines Distillery

Step aside, craft beer. It's whiskey's time to shine! The Laurel Highlands has a rich history of distilled spirits, and now you can experience it along the Whiskey Rebellion Trail. It all started in 1791 when Alexander Hamilton enforced a tax on whiskey to help pay off the debts that accrued during the American Revolution. The region was…

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