Tag - Family Fun

Idlewild's HallowBoo

It's officially everybody's favorite season: fall! In addition to the dozens of fall festivals on our events calendar, this weekend kicks off the start of Halloween events and haunted houses. Start building out your weekend plans now! Crawford School of Terror - Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 24 - Oct. 31 (Open Halloween) View this…

Four Seasons Jambrewzle

This weekend's calendar of events will bring a little bit of everything: the beginning of a craft beer week, a handful of fall festivals and a night hike through the forest. And those are just the highlights! It's never too early to start planning out your weekend. Greensburg Craft Beer Week - Sept. 17-26 View this post on…

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

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…

Somerset Fireworks

Put on your red, white and blue, get outdoors and celebrate the 4th of July in the Laurel Highlands with your friends and family! Follow our list of the best places to see Independence Day fireworks in Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties in 2021. Fireworks Over Fayette - June 27 Our Fourth of July celebrations start off with a blast at…

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5 Ways to Get the Kids Outside this Spring

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Kristin Ecker

After a long winter filled with remote working and learning, we’re all ready to get out and enjoy some fresh air. It’s April in the Laurel Highlands and the weather is turning upward. The natural landscape that has laid dormant for months now is about to burst with life. And if you’re like me, you might be ready to burst out of…

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary Blog

Welcome to Latrobe, the hometown neighborhood of Fred Rogers! On your way from stop one to stop two, be on the lookout for a familiar saying: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." Fred Rogers Statue in James H. Rogers Park photo provided by Saint Vincent College Take a walk around downtown Latrobe, Fred's hometown, and…

Happy kids on a family ski trip at Seven Springs

The Family Ski Trip: A Tradition Worth Making

Monday, January 11, 2021 11:00 AM by Kristin Ecker

I learned to ski as a teenager and my husband even earlier. The sport has been the centerpiece of our winter months, offering an experience unlike any other. The crisp air, the expansive views, taking flight on the chairlifts, testing your skills all the way down, and even getting some cardio – there’s just nothing that compares. So…

Forbes State Forest Winter

Cool Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:00 AM by Anna Weltz

We love winter in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. Like really, really love it. So when the temperatures dip, the local meteorologists start throwing around the S-word, and our phones keep dinging with weather advisories, we get giddy. After all, humans weren’t meant to hibernate. While winter sports are really popular in the region,…

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.…

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