Category - Explore

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…

Buffalo Bill's House

If you're a horror movie fan, you've seen "The Silence of the Lambs." But did you know that there's a filming location from the movie right in your backyard? For the first time ever, Buffalo Bill's House in Perryopolis is open to the public as a boutique accommodation and cinematic destination. Your reservation in the…

Maple Bottom Farm Sunflowers

Fun in the Sunflowers at Maple Bottom Farm

Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Vickie and Mike Baker have owned Maple Bottom Farm in Dawson for 5 years, raising chickens, milking cows and processing cheese. The couple shares a passion to educate others on agriculture and dairy, so they do just that by providing farm tours to visitors. They also have a beautiful farmhouse bed and breakfast onsite, offering a serene place for…

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…

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…

Pitcherplants at Spruce Flats Bog, Forbes State Forest

The natural beauty of the Laurel Highlands is stunning any time of year. With so many of us spending more and more time outside, exploring new nooks and crannies of our great outdoors, it got me thinking about the region's array of fascinating flowers and wildlife. I'm certainly no botanist, naturalist, or biologist, so I reached out to…

Hiking

5 Easy Hikes to Try

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:00 AM by Louise Henry

Take bubbling brooks, greenery in abundance, add birdsong, the odd woodpecker pecking away in the distance, the serenity of being outdoors, in the woods, and the result? My mood just soars! Hiking is most definitely food for the soul, and boy, do we have a ton of hiking trails in the Laurel Highlands to explore and fuel YOUR soul. With two state…

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