Memorial Day is an exciting holiday to plan for. It marks the beginning of the warmer and with it comes the promise of adventures and rest. For someone like you who works so hard all year, whether at an office or at home, you deserve this break, and that’s why we’ve created this blog. We want to show you how to make the most of Memorial Day in the Laurel Highlands. So, are you ready? Read on for more information about your Memorial Day getaway to the Laurel Highlands!
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3 Activities to Make the Most of Your Memorial Day in the Laurel Highlands
Go for a Hike
One of the best features of the Laurel Highlands are its various nature areas, and what better way to disconnect from your daily stress than a day in the woods? Oak Lodge is surrounded by Pennsylvania state parks that are the perfect playgrounds for nature lovers. One of our favorites, Ohiopyle State Park, offers more than 250,000 acres of land with hiking trails, waterfalls, and the Youghiogheny River where you can enjoy a refreshing break or even get out on the water for a fun kayaking adventure.
Enjoy a Picnic By the River
When was the last time you had a scenic picnic by the river? Plan one this Memorial Day! Prior to your hike, pack up a picnic basket filled with delicious goodies. You can stop at one of the local farmers markets where you’ll find fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, and even locally crafted cheese.
During your hike, find a cozy spot by the water and lay your blanket under the trees for some shade. Then, simply enjoy the fresh scent of the pine trees, the cool spring breeze brushing your face, and the warm sun shining on your shoulders as you bite into a delicious sandwich!
Unwind with a Massage
When you’re done with your hike, come home to Oak Lodge for a relaxing massage! Our B&B has its own in-house spa and offers a high-end selection of treatments, including massages, facials, and more. Not only will it help relax your leg muscles after your hike, but it will help you ease into a calm state of mind for the remainder of the evening. All that’s left to do is come back to your cabin, light up the gas fireplace, and open a bottle of wine!
Enjoy a Relaxing Holiday at Oak Lodge
Where you stay for Memorial Day in the Laurel Highlands is just as important as how you spend your day, if not more! After all, you want to enjoy the most relaxing experience possible. That’s exactly what Oak Lodge offers. Our beautiful B&B is one of the top places to stay in the Laurel Highlands, and when you arrive at our stunning properties nestled in the rolling hills, you’ll understand why. Choose from our gorgeous accommodations, either our Main Lodge suites or cabins, and enjoy the best of modern comfort and nature simultaneously. Did we mention we serve an exquisite, homemade breakfast every morning? It’s so good you’ll wish it were Memorial Day morning everyday!