Wright Around the Corner
...Is Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater - the most celebrated example of American architecture. The Laurel Highlands beautiful natural landscape inspired Wright's design of this mountain retreat boldly cantilevered over a waterfall. Just six miles away is another Wright masterpiece Kentuck Knob - a private house museum owned by Lord Peter Palumbo of London, England perched on a knob in a wooded setting with a spectacular vista and sculpture garden. Complete your Wright experience with an overnight stay at The Duncan House - another original Wright-designed home that is open to the public as a guest house.
Lautrec - Pennsylvania's Only Mobile Travel Guide Five Star Restaurant
...Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Lautrec Restaurant has been recognized by the prestigious Mobile Travel Guide with a Five Star Rating. Lautrec is the only Mobile Five Star restaurant in Pennsylvania. Nemacolin may be a world-class resort with luxurious offerings including the Woodlands Spa, Pete Dye-designed golf course Mystic Rock and new WildSide entertainment emporium, yet the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. Families are a common sight to see at the resort and a ton of activities are available for children.
Take The Ride Of Your Life
...On the Great Allegheny Passage - bike the spectacular rail-trail that connects Washington, D.C. to just east of Pittsburgh. Over 100 miles of the 300 mile trail winds its way through the Laurel Highlands. Cyclists of all ages and fitness levels are drawn to the longest rail-trail in the East that follows the C&O Canal Towpath, past raging rivers, through dense forests and across rolling farmland. Charming trail towns are dotted long the way offering comfortable places to stay from hostels to bed and breakfasts, as well as eateries and bike shops. Tour operators and trail concierges are available to help plan a trip.
2009 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers Summer Training Camp
... Football fans from all over the country will head to the Laurel Highlands this summer to gather on the hillsides of St. Vincent College in Latrobe to watch and score an autograph or two from the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers during summer training camp. Named the most picturesque training camp in the NFL by Sports Illustrated, St. Vincent - the oldest Benedictine college in the United States features a unique blend of modern and traditional European architecture. Must see stops include the Basilica, historic gristmill and new Fred Rogers Center which include native son Mister Roger's archives, beloved sweaters, puppets and original music scores and scripts.
Ohiopyle - Oh What an Outdoor Adventure
....Ohiopyle State Park offers exhilarating outdoor adventures from whitewater rafting on the Class I-IV Youghiogheny River - Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources "2008 River of the Year" to exploring natural wonders including Ferncliff Peninsula, Cucumber Falls and the natural waterslides. Ohiopyle is also a hub for the Great Allegheny Passage rail-trail, kayaking, canoeing and hiking the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail - one of the country's top-ranked hiking trails. Experienced outfitters with gear and guides are stationed in Ohiopyle eager to help coordinate your adventure.
Keep Thinkin' Lincoln!
...President Obama admires Abraham Lincoln and we do too! Take a ride through the Laurel Highlands on the historic Lincoln Highway - named in honor of our 16th president for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. Follow the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor's Roadside Museum and see hand-painted murals on barns, vintage gas pumps and the original Lincoln road markers. Other points of interest either on the route or close by; Flight 93 Memorial Site, Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, Mountain Playhouse and Green Gables Restaurant, Compass Inn Museum, Fort Ligonier, St. Vincent Gristmill and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Mid-Atlantic's No. 1 Resort 14 Consecutive Years
...Pennsylvania's largest ski and year-round resort - Seven Springs Mountain Resort - the number one ranked resort in the mid-Atlantic for 14 consecutive years is the perfect mountain getaway in summer too! The resort has opened the brand new 7,000 square foot Trillium Spa, a state-of-the-art sporting clays facility, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing program and Kid's Adventure Camp. Seven Springs' cuisine is not your ordinary mountain chow - from Helen's fine dining to the popular Slopeside Dining room with its delicious American fare overlooking the slopes - meals at Seven Springs are a delightful culinary experience.
Small Town Charmer
...Historic Ligonier - a charming New Englandesque town where dozens of specialty shops grace tree-lined streets and rolling horse country provide the perfect country getaway. Favorite spots include Idlewild & SoakZone - voted the No.2 Best Kid's Park in the World and Fort Ligonier with its impressive museum that houses George Washington's memoirs and saddle pistols. This picturesque town hosts many special events during the year from an ice festival in the winter to outdoor antique shows in summer to a Scottish fall festival in early autumn. Just a few miles from town is Linn Run State Park and Forbes State Forest with thousands of pristine acres to explore.