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Exploring Fort Ligonier in Westmoreland County

Historical reenactors staging an attack on Fort Ligonier.
If you're looking for information about visiting Fort Ligonier in Westmoreland County, you're in the right place! Fort Ligonier in Westmoreland County is a historically accurate reproduction of a British fort originally constructed in 1758 during what would become known as the French and Indian War. Brief History of Fort Ligonier In the mid-1750s, what is now western Pennsylvania was a wild...

Exploring the Lincoln Highway Experience in Westmoreland County

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Postcard from the Lincoln Highway Experience in Latrobe Pennsylvania.
The Lincoln Highway Experience is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental automobile route linking the east and west coasts of the United States. History of the Lincoln Highway The Lincoln Highway was conceived in 1912 by the automotive entrepreneur and racing enthusiast Carl G. Fisher. Fisher realized that having a system of good roads...

Exploring Mill Creek Falls in Westmoreland County

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Several of the tiers making up Mill Creek Falls in Westmoreland County.
Mill Creek Falls is a picturesque, cascading waterfall on an idyllic mountain stream in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Located on State Game Lands 42, it's an easy 1/2 mile walk along 2 forest roads to reach the falls. As with any hike on State Game Lands, be sure to wear the required amount of blaze orange when hiking to Mill Creek Falls. How...

Exploring Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County

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Scenes from Laurel Hill State Park in Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for the best things to see and do at Laurel Hill State Park, you're in the right place! Laurel Hill State Park is comprised of 4,062 acres of mountainous, wooded terrain in central Somerset County. At the heart of the park is the 63 acre Laurel Hill Lake, a fantastic spot for swimming, boating, fishing, and bird-watching. Surrounding the...

Exploring Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County

Winter afternoon at Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County Pennsylvania.
Hayes Covered Bridge is one of five remaining covered bridges in Union County, Pennsylvania. Like the nearby Hassenplug Covered Bridge (the oldest existing covered bridge in Pennsylvania), Hayes Covered Bridge spans Buffalo Creek, just west of Mifflinburg. Hayes Covered Bridge FAQs How do I find Hayes Covered Bridge? Hayes Covered Bridge is located just off of Route 45, along Hoover Road in...

Exploring the Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Union County

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Exploring the Hassenplug Covered Bridge the oldest covered bridge in PA.
If you're looking for information about the Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Union County, you're in the right place! The Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Mifflinburg is the oldest existing covered bridge in Pennsylvania, and believed to be the second-oldest covered bridge in the United States! The bridge makes for a great pit stop any time of year when passing through Mifflinburg. Hassenplug Covered...

Exploring the Millmont Covered Bridge in Union County

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Millmont Red Covered Bridge over Penns Creek in Union County PA
The Millmont Covered Bridge has the distinction of being the longest covered bridge in Union County, Pennsylvania. Once an important local creek crossing, it was bypassed by a modern bridge capable of handling heavier traffic in 1976. As of February 2021, it is closed to vehicular traffic but still open to pedestrian travel. Millmont Covered Bridge FAQs Where is the Millmont Covered Bridge...

Exploring Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County

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Scenes from Greenwood Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania.
Greenwood Furnace State Park is a 423 acre recreational paradise in the mountains of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It includes a six-acre lake, remnants of a ghost town and iron furnaces, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of the Rothrock State Forest. Brief History of Greenwood Furnace From 1834 to 1904, the furnaces of Greenwood produced charcoal-fired iron in great abundance, and...

Exploring Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County

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Scenes from Black Moshannon State Park in PA.
Black Moshannon State Park is comprised of 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands in Centre County, and is further surrounded by 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest. At the heart of the park is the 250 acre Black Moshannon Lake, a fantastic spot for swimming, boating, fishing, and bird-watching. Surrounding the lake are 20 miles of trails, perfect for spending...

Exploring the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County

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Exploring the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for information about the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, you're in the right place. The Flight 93 National Memorial is a tribute to the bravery, service, and sacrifice of the 40 passengers and crew members onboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. On that fateful morning, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 fought one...