Duration: Two days and two nights
Western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region has more than its share of steep hills and thrills. It also has the kind of country markets, inns and dining places that make a roadtrip just about perfect. As well as one of the world’s most famous houses, and not just because it has a natural waterfall in the living room. So whether you’re a hill hiker or a mountain biker, you’re in for some serious trails. Not just any trails, the kind that are steeped in history, lush scenery, interesting side-routes and plenty of other excuses to take it all in, and fall behind in your itinerary (it’s worth it).
Fresh, good sandwiches and a bunch of backyard tables let you soak in the Ohiopyle while you nosh. They serve up cool wraps like the Summer Hummer (loaded with red pepper hummus and yumminess) and Thai Chicken with spicy peanut sauce. Don’t forget the fresh squeezed lemonade.Read More >
Rejuvenate at this farmhouse with sweeping views of the Laurel Mountains. Lesley’s is a quaint country landmark, just rustic enough, and the perfect getaway. The pillows are as puffy as the Laurel Highland clouds.
Bring a notepad. This place is a cornucopia of cool information. Fort Ligonier built a rich history in a short, eight-year career as a garrison. It withstood a couple attacks from Native Americans, but was never captured. And it proved to be a vital link for British supplies and communications during Pontiac’s War of 1763.
What do you get when you combine 80 acres of Pennsylvania wilderness and an architectural genius? You get Kentuck Knob, one of the last homes completed by Frank Lloyd Wright. These days, this dream home is open to wide-eyed visitors looking to catch a glimpse of a masterpiece.