Alex Byers

Family Adventures

There is no shortage of adventure for you and your family in the Laurel Highlands! The region boasts incredible landscapes, fascinating historic sites, rich culture and heart-pumping outdoor adventures. Whether your family is searching for chill or for thrills, the Laurel Highlands is the destination to find that perfect balance.

Outdoor-loving families will find their adventure in the region's many recreational options. Enjoy miles of hiking trails, take in the view at a scenic vista, or chase stunning waterfalls throughout the Laurel Highlands. The Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile biking trail connecting Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh, runs through the Laurel Highlands, offering a beautiful backdrop for your family's biking excursion. If your family is really seeking a thrill, try taking an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip in Ohiopyle, or just kick back and relax on a float trip.

Cap off your outdoor adventures with an unforgettable experience sleeping under the stars.  Camping or glamping will provide your best night's sleep and inspire long talks by the fire, laughter among friends, and the sweetest dreams. 

Enjoy an arts and cultural trip to one of the region's many iconic sites. Immerse yourself in American history at Fort Ligonier and enjoy interactive exhibits and the reconstructed fort. Catch a local performance of some of your family's favorite shows at the Palace Theatre or Greensburg Civic Theatre.

Regardless of the adventure your family chooses, the Laurel Highlands is sure to be the setting of your new favorite memories.

Heritage Discovery Center

  • 201 Sixth Avenue

The center includes three attractions -- your ticket lets you see them all! “America: Through Immigrant Eyes" on our first floor lets you experience what it was like to be an 1900s immigrant to Johnstown -- it's a national story told in a local context! You'll choose one of nine…