The County Links
on the left will keep you specifically in Fayette County, in the Laurel Highlands of PA
. We add new listings and links on a regular basis.
Fayette County, which is part of the Laurel Highlands, is the home of many historic sites, natural attractions, and recreational activities. A variety of dining establishments and lodging facilities can be found in the area. The region is dotted with pleasant little towns, many with historic significance.
In the middle of the quiet countryside of Fayette County lies Ohiopyle. This small town is the headquarters for "challenging the Yough." The Youghiogheny River is the main reason so many people flock to the town and the Pennsylvania State Park that bears the same name. Some come just to look at its spectacular falls. But others come to ride its rapids.
Some nice drives: U.S. Route 40 - a portion of the famous National Road, it connects in the west with Washington County and provides access to the Pittsburgh edge suburb of Washington; after forming part of a freeway bypass of Uniontown, it becomes a major two-lane mountain highway heading toward Maryland; Pennsylvania Route 381 - a rural mountain highway between the West Virginia border and Westmoreland County, the route runs through the heart of Fayette County's Laurel Highlands region. Through the area surrounding Ohiopyle State Park, it is a designated as a scenic route; Pennsylvania Route 653 - mountain cut-off highway connecting Springfield Township with Somerset County; the portion of the route through Laurel Ridge State Park is designated as a scenic highway.
For more information about this area visit the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau. Thank you!