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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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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…

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We can all feel spring in the air. This warmer weather, plus shaking off quarantine-cabin-fever, has me ready to start gardening for the first time in my life. Whether you are a complete novice like me, or an experienced Master Gardener like many of the volunteers at our local historic and cultural sites, this month’s episode is all about…

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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…

Snowshoeing, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

I do not know about you, but my family is starting to get a bit of cabin fever. Humans were not meant to hibernate, so I have been looking at new things we can do as a family this winter. Something that has piqued my interest is snowshoeing. Seems like something we could do together or even just my husband and me. Naturally, I had a bunch of…

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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,…

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! With many community celebrations canceled, everyone from racetracks and resorts to private citizens and country clubs have stepped up to give our region a weekend full of fireworks and fun. Grab your blanket, set up a…

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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…

Snowshoeing in the Laurel Highlands

2020 is a leap year! Which just means that there is one extra day this weekend to fill with exciting and unique events while exploring the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Make February 29 count! Devout Brewing Company's Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Flights - Feb. 28 - March 1 View this post on Instagram A…

Wholehearter Yoga

A 3-Day, 3-Night Trip Winter isn't just for snuggles indoors, winter is for wellness. Cozy up and plan for an enriching, restorative journey through Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. This itinerary will keep your group fulfilled with peaceful moments, hands-on activities, lively experiences and inspiring workshops. This is the perfect way…

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