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Hidden Valley Resort  is a short ride from Walnut Hill.  Year round activities for the whole family include  mountain biking, paddleboats, and fishing .   If you just want to relax, the Mountain Spa or 18 holes of golf are just the ticket. For the winter blues, come ski and check out the other activities listed on their website or for more information please call  1-814-443-8000.

Horseback Riding is available at Horizon View Farms.  Horizon View Farms has experienced trail horses that can be matched to everyone from the experienced to the beginner rider.  Winding trails situated on over 460 acres provide views of streams, ponds, meadows and forests.  For more information visit

Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in the early 50’s.  Kentuck Knob overlooks the Youghiogheny River Gorge and is built entirely of tidewater red cypress and native fieldstone laid by local craftsmen.  An open floor plan based on a hexagonal grid and expanses of glass artfully integrate the outdoor and indoor spaces.  For more information visit their website at or call 724-329-1901.  Reservations are required.

Laurel Mountain State Park.  This park sits high atop the Laurel Ridge and at close to 3,000 feet in elevation, you will experience some of the most beautiful views of the Ligonier Valley.  The park also offers some wonderful hiking and biking trails.  Visit their website at or call 724-455-3744.

Linn Run State Park has a varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest that make this park a scenic place for picnicking and hiking. Grove and rock runs join to make Linn Run an excellent trout stream, which has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls, near the park entrance.  Only about a half hour from Walnut Hill this state park is worth the drive.  Visit their website at  or call 724-238-6623.

Nature Preserve – Powdermill Nature Reserve is open year round and features unique environmental exhibits, nature trails and conservation education programs. Admission is free and the reserve is wheel chair accessible.  For more information call 724-593-4070 or visit their website at

Nature Preserve – Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve is located in Latrobe, about a half hour drive from Walnut Hill. This 50 acre wildlife sanctuary has a learning center and walking trails.  Call for seasonal Barn Environmental Learning Center hours 724-537-5284 or visit their website at

Ohiopyle State Park is located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge.   Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the southern gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny [yaw-ki-gay-nee] River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The “Yough” [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery.   Whitewater boating is available, and with class 1 through 4 rapids, a boat trip can be arranged for both beginner and experienced boaters.  For more information visit

Quecreek Mine Rescue Site is located at 151 Haupt Road, Somerset, Pa.,15501.  On July 24, 2002, 9 coal miners endured three days of solitude, shut off from the world above.  Their story is told here.  The 9 miners stayed strong for each other and never gave up on hope. For hours of  operation and directions visit their website at or call 814-445-4876

Seven Springs  is one of the East’s premier resorts. Seven Springs is located only minutes from Walnut HillA true all season resort, Seven Springs boasts a wide range of activities including skiing, golf, swimming, horseback riding and the popular Alpine Slide.  For more information, visit their website at or call 1-800-452-2223.

Winery – Greendance Winery at Sand Hill is located just off route 819 in Mt. Pleasant and is a short ride from Walnut Hill.  This winery has a beautiful shop, bakery and several picnic areas.  For hours of operation call 724-547-6500 or visit to see their 2014 calendar of events.

Winery – Stone Villa Wine Cellars is located at 1085 Clay Pike Road, Acme, Pa., 15610, just a few minutes from Walnut Hill.  Stone Villa is located on 150 acres of beautiful landscape overlooking a lake.  Saturdays and Sundays in the summer there are concerts by the lake.  For hours of operation or the concert schedule call 724-423-5604 or visit