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, 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 sandwiches served at backyard tables let you soak in Ohiopyle while you refuel. Firefly Grill serves up cool wraps like the Summer Hummer loaded with red pepper hummus and Thai Chicken with spicy peanut sauce. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with some fresh squeezed lemonade.Read More >
These charming log cottages are full of the rustic beauty you’re looking for. Stay in the Creek House, which accommodates up to six guests in two bedrooms, and admire its vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. Or perhaps you’ll want to stay in the Springs House, which accommodates up to four guests, with a galley kitchen and wood burner.Read More >
This family owned and operated restaurant has been a favorite amongst Donegal residents since it opened in 2007. Those with a insatiable appetite love going to the chic café and watching their food being made “out of the fire” through the open kitchen. Guests can enjoy signature smoked salmon or lobster ravioli indoors or on the deck while admiring the beautiful scene of the Laurel Highlands ridgeline.Read More >
Located just minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, The Holiday Inn Express in Donegal is an excellent place to rest after a day full of fun. Before you head back to your suite or family room, be sure to spend a few minutes relaxing in the pool and hot tub. Holiday Inn Express provides its guests with much needed comfort and relaxation at their home away from home.Read More >
Fort Ligonier is a cornucopia of cool information. The fort 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.
Fallingwater is the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright house with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact. Once featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, the architectural wonder built over cascading falls served as a vacation home for department store owners, Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann. Today, guests can choose between a variety of tours and explore the grounds of Fallingwater on 20 miles of trails at the nearby Bear Run Nature Reserve. Fallingwater is a must-see on your trip to the Laurel Highlands.
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. Today the architectural wonder is open to wide-eyed visitors looking to catch a glimpse of a masterpiece.