A 3-Day, 2-Night Trip

Take the scenic route through pristine, rural areas nestled among breathtaking views. You'll enjoy simpler times as you tour local farms and orchards, taste the delight of locally-sourced meals, visit educational centers where you can learn about local agriculture and even take a piece of the area home with you. Enjoy being down on the farm in the Laurel Highlands!

Friendship Farms

Day One

  • Family-owned and operated, Schramm Farms and Orchards has been growing and selling fresh fruits and vegetables in the area since 1864. Enjoy the day touring the farm and picking your own fresh goods.
  • Specializing in currants and berries and nestled among the foothills of the Laurel Highlands, Sand Hill Berries offers delicious goods and stunning views. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cabin Café at the adjoining Greendance Winery.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the farm lanes to view the grazing cattle, horses, wildlife and conservation practices at the working Friendship Farm.
  • Have a stinkin' good time at Faranda Farm, a local farm focusing on all things garlic. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner stocked with, you guessed it, garlic treats for all!

Brenda Schwartz, Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Day Two 

  • Begin your day with a stop at Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association, who is dedicated to the education, preservation and restoration of old farm equipment. Home to a working forge, here you can witness blacksmiths performing the age old art of metal crafts.
  • Visit the West Overton Village Museum, the only pre-Civil War Village completely intact in Pennsylvania. The birthplace of coal and coke magnate, West Overton also features the historic Mennonite homestead of Abraham Overholt, including the spring house where Henry Clay Frick was born and the original distillery building where Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey was produced.
  • Plan a stop at the Oakhurst Grille and Event Center, situated along the scenic Glades Pike/Route 31. This yummy stop includes a delicious buffet perfect for groups!
  • Shop local, enjoy homemade ice cream and take a wagon ride to the barn and working dairy farm at Moo Echo Dairy.
  • Visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, where nine miners were trapped underground and miraculously rescued. The rescue occurred on a dairy farm in Somerset County where today a museum and presentation honors the history of that fateful day.
  • Dinner is served at Green Gables Restaurant, which is located next door to a restored mill converted into a theatrical playhouse. Take in the unique and historic atmosphere as you enjoy a delicious and locally-sourced meal!

Brantview Farms

Day Three

  • Visit an eighth generation maple camp at Brantview Farms to tour the production lines and learn about the process of making maple syrup!
  • Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a restored feed mill at the Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House.
  • Visit the Meyersdale Train Station and the Meyersdale Area Historical Society to take in the history and local legacies of the area with highlights on the local railroad industry.
  • Listen to the "clip-clop" of Amish buggies in the small community of Springs at the Springs Museum and Historical Society. Save time to visit the quaint shops and chat with locals!
  • Enjoy a final meal at Shepherd's Farm, a restaurant that offers delicious farm-to-table food and specializes in lamb dishes. The Ice Cream Shoppe provides the opportunity to browse local artwork and enjoy a hand-dipped scoop of homemade ice cream.