Author: Wendy Duchene
Nov 8

High tea and humidors for the holidays

Sick of malls and online retailers? This year, head to your local main street or commercial center to support PA businesses and turn the annual gift-buying chore into a lovely day out. If you're in the Mon Valley, Speers is a wonderful option for snacks and shopping.

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Sep 6

Celebrating 200 years of traveling (and eating) along the National Road

There's nothing like a beautiful drive and a good meal. This year, the section of the nation's oldest federal highway that runs through southwestern Pennsylvania is celebrating its 200th birthday. Join the fun by picking up a cookbook packed with historic recipes or traveling to Uniontown on November 3 for a mouthwatering banquet.

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Aug 14

Watching for birds in Western PA

Over 800 different species of birds live in North America. Nearly half of those species can be seen right here in PA. From hawks to hummingbirds, warblers to waterfowl, you can find spot them on city streets, in suburban backyards, along trails and scenic drives, in state forests and parks, or in the beautiful Mon Valley.

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Aug 14

Women hit the trails in western Pennsylvania

If you own a bike and haven't gone for a ride in a while, the excuses just won't cut it anymore. The region is blessed with hundreds of miles of non-motorized, recreational bike paths, including plenty of flat rail trails.

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Apr 28

A paddlers paradise on the Mon River

Hit the water for an exciting trip from Point Marion to Greensboro in Southwestern PA's scenic Mon Valley. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a post-kayak hike, historic sites or a cold brew.

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