We know how to make the most out of your stay in the Laurel Highlands. Go on a day trip! There are a wide variety of things to do near Somerset, PA, including hiking through beautiful state parks, discovering architectural gems, and eating delicious food at the best restaurants in the area. Read on to discover some of our favorite activities and start planning your trip today! Then, use our free Vacation Guide to get even more recommendations. This helpful planning tool features local events, museums, shops, outdoor activities, and more!
Plan the Perfect Day Trip to These 6 Somerset, PA, Attractions!
Discover the Wonders of Ohiopyle | 45 Minutes Away
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park is perfect for nature lovers! Discover one of the region’s most popular natural areas and enjoy all that the park has to offer. You can hike along shady trails, admire numerous waterfalls (including the famous Cucumber Falls), and even go rafting on the lower section of the River Yough.
Are you interested in art and architecture? Then you don’t want to miss Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. This historical building made the 1938 cover of TIME Magazine and draws thousands of visitors every year. Take a guided tour of the home, learn about its organized structure and free-flowing elements, and get ready to be dazzled.
Did you know that Oak Lodge offers an exclusive Fallingwater Package? This special includes a stay in the accommodation of your choice, two tickets to the house, and a $35 gift certificate to Bittersweet Cafe. Call our office for more information at (724) 593-2913.
Explore Other Outdoor Areas | 20-30 Minutes Away
Laurel Hill State Park
If Ohiopyle isn’t enough to quench your thirst for outdoor adventure, then head to Laurel Hill State Park. It’s only 20 minutes away from Somerset, PA, and features beautiful rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, and wild animals. You can hike the trail system or rent a kayak from Hazelbaker Boat and Bike Rental.
Roaring Run Natural Area
Roaring Run Natural Area is another excellent place to visit during your stay. The park has more than 15 miles of loop trails, with elevations reaching 150 feet in certain spots! Make sure to pack your camera — you will likely see deer, turkeys, chipmunks, and eagles on your hike.
Dine in Stahlstown | 30 Minutes Away
Main Street Wine Bar
All of these outdoor activities are sure to leave you parched! When it’s finally time for an adult beverage, hop back in your car and drive to Main Street Wine Bar in Stahlstown. It’s a great post-hike happy hour spot! Browse the menu and choose from their selection of whites and reds from all over the world, including France, Germany, and Italy, as well as prestigious American regions like Napa Valley and Sonoma.
After you quench your thirst, it’s time to satisfy your hunger! Stahlstown’s restaurants are among the best in the Laurel Highlands, especially the Out of the Fire Cafe. This family-owned and operated eatery offers a unique, seasonal menu that you will absolutely love. Make sure you try the house-smoked pulled pork and white cheddar mac and cheese! It’s to die for.
Stay at the Best B&B in the Laurel Highlands
Book your stay in the heart of the Laurel Highlands for easy access to all of these attractions! Oak Lodge is an ideal destination for those who want a peaceful getaway in nature. Our stunning accommodations are perfect after a day trip, especially if you want to unwind and relax both mind and body.
Stay in one of our cabins and enjoy the fresh air of the forest. In the morning, wake up to the soft sound of birds chirping and indulge in fluffy pancakes at our breakfast table! They come with our delicious, homemade maple syrup.