Tag - Family Fun

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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.…

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! Grab your blanket, set up a chair and check out the best places to see Independence Day fireworks in Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties in 2020. Fireworks Over Fayette - June 27 Our Fourth of July celebrations…


Reasons to Visit the Laurel Highlands in 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

The mountainous Laurel Highlands region spans three counties and 3,000 miles, with remarkable attractions and natural wonders around every bend. Year-round special events, outdoor adventures and unique experiences contribute to the region being named one of Travel Lemming's Top 5 Emerging Destinations for 2020. Frank Lloyd Wright's…

Ohiopyle Hiking

For some, a new year is a new start. If you've made a New Year's resolution, (and you've stuck with it so far) here is your guide to easily completing it in the Laurel Highlands, regardless if it is a personal or career goal, or anything in between. If you haven't thought of one yet, consider this your inspiration. Choose one of…

Where to Celebrate the New Year in the Laurel Highlands Seven Springs

In a few days, not only will we begin a new year, but also a new decade! Start 2020 off right at one of the many New Year’s Eve parties in the Laurel Highlands. There's an event for everyone, from wine enthusiasts to families. Cheers! 🥂 Seven Springs Mountain Resort View this post on Instagram 2019 once…

Neubauer's Market House

Handmade for the Holidays

Friday, December 20, 2019 3:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 2-Night Trip 'Tis the season for handmade goodies to keep or to share with loved ones near and far! Follow along on this holiday tour highlighting creative stops, sounds of the season, local shoppes, historic venues and town so charming Rockwell would be inspired. Day One Begin your creative and cheery tour with a visit to the…