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Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

Laurel Mountain State Park

High atop Laurel Ridge at close to 3,000 feet in elevation, Laurel Mountain State Park features a family-oriented downhill skiing area and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Ligonier Valley.

The slopes and trails provide opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and the lodge is a cozy place to eat and enjoy the view.

Opened in 1939, Laurel Mountain was one of the first ski areas in Pennsylvania.

Seasons and Hours

The park closes in mid-March and re-opens in late December, weather depending. Contact the Linn Run State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Laurel Mountain State Park 

Directions

The park is eight miles east of Ligonier, or five miles west of Jennerstown on US 30. Turn south on Laurel Summit Road and travel for two miles. Watch for signs for The Springs at Laurel Mountain.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.11776  Long. -79.1763

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Laurel Mountain State Park 

Scenic Driving

Discover Fall - Scenic Driving Tour

Welcome to the beautiful Laurel Highlands, filled with scenic byways, picturesque overlooks, and unique, quaint communities. This area spans a four county region including Westmoreland, Fayette, Cambria, and Somerset counties.

Beginning in October the ridges and valleys come to life with color, with the peak near mid October.

The Discover Fall tour provides two distinct driving routes through the Laurel Highlands linking state forest and state park lands, small town community events, and programs with scenic drives of fall color.

Northern Loop: This approximately 125-mile loop is the quintessential “leaf peeper” road trip. The tour closely follows the ridge offering views at every turn. Highlights include a stop at the third deepest gorge in Pennsylvania, a ride on the world’s steepest vehicular incline, a walk to a bog, and a pleasant drive through and past five state parks and a state forest. Allow a minimum of four hours to complete the tour.

Scenic Driving Tour - Northern Loop Fact Sheet (PDF)

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact an employee.

Nearest Hospital

Excela Latrobe Hospital
121 West Second Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650
724-537-1000

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