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Wildlife Watching at Linn Run State Park

The forests of Linn Run State Park are excellent habitat for deep forest birds.

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 (Laurel Hill, Laurel Mountain, Laurel Ridge, Laurel Summit, and Linn Run) and a state forest. Allow a minimum of four hours to complete the tour.

Scenic Driving Tour - Northern Loop Fact Sheet (PDF)

Discover Birds and Blossoms - Scenic Driving Tour

The return of our feathered friends coupled with the bloom of spring flowers provides the perfect opportunity to explore the Laurel Highlands. This tour will guide you to some of our area’s best birding spots from a mountaintop bog to the deepest gorge in Pennsylvania. The tour visits Laurel Hill, Linn Run, and Ohiopyle state parks.

Discover Birds and Blooms Scenic Driving Tour Fact Sheet (PDF)