How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Laurel Summit State Park

If you’re visiting the Laurel Highlands, you’re most likely an outdoor enthusiast. If mountain trails and beautiful forest parks are your ideas of fun, you’re in for a treat at the Laurel Summit State Park. In this blog, we’ll tell you all about this great location, its history, trails, and other activities you can indulge in. Read on, take notes, and start planning your stay now!

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A Gem in the Heart of the Laurel Highlands

Life is busy enough—why not unwind in nature every once in a while? The Laurel Summit State Park is ideal for doing just that. This six-acre area is in the heart of the Linn Run Forest. It became the first purchase of Pennsylvania forest this size in 1909. It’s open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Note: If you are (or traveling with) a person with disabilities, please contact the park at (888) 727-2757 to make arrangements. 

Hiking Trails

Hiking is a dream in the Laurel Highlands, especially at Laurel Summit State Park. Enjoy the 70 miles of backpacking trails and get ready to see some of the most beautiful vistas in the area. The Wolf Rocks Trail, for example, is a loop that features some rooty and craggy terrain. It’s perfect for all ages. The trail is 4.3 miles long and takes about two to three hours to complete.  

Other Activities at Laurel Summit State Park

Laurel Summit State Park is also a playground for many other outdoor activities. Do you love Mountain biking? Most of the trails welcome bikes and can be a real dream come true for adrenaline junkies. You can also go back to basics and enjoy a more traditional outing with your loved ones. Go horseback riding at Laurel Summit State Park and create an unforgettable experience.

Oak Lodge is Your Home Away From Home

cabin #15 bedroomAre you looking for a relaxing place to bring your friends and family? Look no further than Oak Lodge. Our property is all about serenity and peace. We offer high-end accommodations in a rustic-chic atmosphere consisting of scenic pond views, rolling hills, and modern amenities

Take a look at our beautiful rooms with elegant decor, or choose one of our cabins in the woods! Sip on a glass of wine by the gas fireplace, take a hot shower in the modern bathroom, then dream the night away on your plush bed. You’ll wake up the next morning feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy our delicious homemade breakfast! There’s nothing better than fluffy pancakes topped with hot homemade syrupyou can even bring a bottle home to your family!