Tag - Spring

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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…

Baughman Rocks Overlook

Natural Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Monday, April 5, 2021 9:00 AM by Anna Weltz

Spanning 3,000 square miles across some of the most diverse landscapes in Pennsylvania, the Laurel Highlands is home to scenic views, lush forests, rushing rivers, and roaring waterfalls. Let’s take a closer look at some of the stunning natural wonders in the Laurel Highlands. Perhaps you will recognize a few gems and discover some new…

Happy Easter

Can it really be the end of March already? It seems like we just released our Fish Fry Blog, and now we are ready to share all of the amazing Easter plans our partners throughout the Laurel Highlands region are getting ready for you to enjoy. As always, we recommend calling ahead and contacting these locations ahead of time to ensure you have the…

Fresh Finds: A Farmers' Market Guide

With travel and shopping beginning to reopen in our region, Laurel Highlands farmers’ markets will soon be open for business! There is something special about shopping local, buying the freshest ingredients possible and getting insider tips and advice from the growers and craftsmen at the market. In addition to getting deals on unique items,…

Idlewild Wave Pool

National Plan for Vacation Day

Friday, January 24, 2020 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

With winter comes freezing temps, snow and cabin fever...what a perfect time to set your sights on warm breezes on a sunny summer day. Did you know that 768 million vacation days were unused in 2019? Don't procrastinate, take the time to schedule your hard-earned PTO on January 28, National Plan For Vacation Day. We all love vacation, but get…

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

It takes a compassionate, dedicated team of employees to successfully provide a memorable experience for families. For more than two decades, Tom Guiher, his family and the team at Living Treasures have done just that. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park provides a unique experience for kids of all ages to get up close and interact with creatures of…

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How to Enjoy a Digital Detox Vacation

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 AM by Maia Fletcher

These days, it’s all too common to hear people talk about how much time they spend mindlessly scrolling the internet on their phone or laptop. But what can we do about it? Some people are turning to “digital detoxes." This involves resetting your reliance on digital devices by committing to a period of time without using them. It…

Glades Pike Winery

Wineries Worth A Stop

Friday, July 12, 2019 12:00 PM by Allyson Null

Laurel Highlands wines are so fresh, the grapes are grown on the property that they're served on! No two wineries in southwestern Pennsylvania are the same, each serving different vibes with their unique wines. After reading this rundown of all of the wineries in our region, you'll have a winery trip mapped out within hours! Bella Terra…

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

A Guide to Visiting Fallingwater

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands region is home to four houses that were designed by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. The most well-known house, Fallingwater, is a bucket list item for many and lives up to the hype. Fallingwater is inscribed as one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S. and is listed along attractions including the Pyramids of…

Fishing in the Laurel Highlands

Fishing has long been a recreational pastime for many Americans and their families. Each year, an average of 81 million fishing trips are taken annually, according to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. In 2017, a record 101.6 million Americans headed outdoors and participated in activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. It is a…

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