Spectacular hiking trails, crystalline lakes, perfectly groomed ski slopes—natural beauty surrounds visitors in the Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania. Experience family-friendly activities all year round when you stay at one of the area’s incredible resorts: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington and Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs.
The wintertime reveals a snowy wonderland in Laurel Highlands. Ski or snowboard down your choice of six slopes at Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, or trek the trails with snowshoes or cross-country skis. Afterward, unwind in the indoor pools, or relax with a soothing massage in at Woodlands Spa. (Even little ones can enjoy a relaxing, age-appropriate spa service at The Grove Kids’ Spa.)
With 33 slopes and trails, seven progressive terrain parks and 10 chair lifts, Seven Springs Mountain Resort has plenty of skiing and snowboarding options for all skill levels of skiing and snowboarding. After a day on the slopes, soothe sore muscles at Trillium Spa, where you can soak in the hydrotherapy tubs and enjoy a relaxing massage.
At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, enjoy springtime’s mild weather and lush greenery while playing a round of golf at the resort’s Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock golf courses. Or, take kids and teens out for a game of disc golf on the 9-hole course or 18 holes of mini-golf.
At Seven Springs Mountain Resort, older kids and teens will find plenty of outdoor adventures, from fly-fishing in private spring-fed waters to high-energy paintball action to going on the ropes course or “Little Tykes” rope course (ages 4 – 8).
With gorgeous sunny days, you’ll find even more fun in the summer. At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, grab a lounge chair and watch the kids whoosh down the waterslide at the Paradise Pools Complex, or let the kids soar through the air on the dueling zip lines or climb to new heights on the 50-foot climbing wall.
Meanwhile, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, zoom down the Alpine Slide, pedal across the lake on a hydrobike or paddle boat, or mountain bike down the hillside at the Downhill Bike Park. For little ones, special Kids Camps are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
Take in breathtaking views of fall foliage as you explore the backcountry surrounding Nemacolin Woodlands Resort when you go on a guided ride (or drive!) with the resort’s Off-Road Driving Academy. For even more outdoor adventures, rent a mountain bike to hit the trails on two wheels with the family.
At Seven Springs Mountain Resort, soar above the colorful landscape with a scenic chairlift ride, or enjoy the clip-clop of hooves as you go for a horseback ride along the wooded trails with Seven Springs Stables.
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