Tag: Western PA

A Murphy’s Law Labor Day Weekend

I had a really awesome PA-centric Labor Day weekend roadtrip planned for this past holiday, gearing up to  explore western/central PA, and four PA state parks I’ve had on my bucketlist for a while now. What happened? I ended up essentially spending over 12 hours in the car, to spend less than 24 hours in

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Winter Fun in the Laurel Highlands

Ever since visiting Ohiopyle State Park on a whim this summer, I’ve been a fan of the Laurel Highlands and want to start visiting more often. I enjoy this part of PA that’s still fairly undeveloped, picturesque, yet still highly accessible and very organized for the visiting tourist (the trails are all well kept, everything

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Weekend Trip Idea: Erie PA

It’s a underlying theme in my writing that I don’t give western Pennsylvania that much love, mostly because it’s an area I’m unfamiliar with. To help try and rectify this, this week’s “Weekend Trip Idea” is Erie, PA. I feel like I literally never hear anything about it, but Erie is the 4th largest city  in

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Weekend Trip Idea: Laurel Highlands

With the exception of Pittsburgh, I don’t give western Pennsylvania much love, mainly because  I’ve traveled very little in that region.  Let’s try to change that. This week’s “Weekend Trip Idea” is western PA’s Laurel Highlands.  The Laurel Highlands is a mountainous region located southwest of Pittsburgh encompassing Cambria, Fayette, and Somerset counties.  It’s mountains

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Weekend Trip Idea: Rafting at Ohiopyle State Park

We’re lucky here in Pennsylvania to have an abundance of rivers and lakes for watersports.  Most of these waterways are calm and easy to navigate, but sometimes you feel like you’re in the mood for a little whitewater.  Contrary to popular belief you could find real whitewater rafting here in Pennsylvania (as opposed to the fake

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