Category: Travel
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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Nov 8

Much more than just a cup of coffee

Coffee shops have come to serve a central role in small towns and resurgent neighborhoods, providing a gathering place for the community. Here we profile four of our favorite cafes from across the state, and talk with the owners about how their missions go beyond the perfect brew.

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Oct 15

A glass of wine and a place to lay your head

Pennsylvania is packed with wineries and B&Bs, but then there are those special spots that combine the two. In honor of Pennsylvania Wine Month, we're helping plan your next trip by profiling businesses across the state that offer both homegrown wines and guest rooms, with extra points for fire pits and al fresco opportunities.

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Oct 12

Raising Kane: Rebirth in the PA Wilds

Changes are afoot in this historic McKean County hamlet thanks to an energetic mayor, streetscape improvements, and a plethora of thriving small businesses. Now a new business incubator is set to provide an additional boost to this spectacular region.

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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

The (very) First Pennsylvanians

Turns out the oldest known evidence of human habitation in North America was found not in New Mexico, but in southwestern Pennsylvania. This amazing discovery was made by a curious farmer, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site has since become a can't-miss destination.

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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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May 31

Celebrating 125 years of PA's state parks and forests

In 1893, Pennsylvania was practically devoid of trees. In 2018, the state boasts 121 state parks encompassing nearly 300,000 acres and a state forest system comprised of 2.2 million acres in 48 counties. These natural assets are invaluable, whether you're talking about the Commonwealth's economy or its health.

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