With its rolling hills and open layout,
Cooper’s Lake is also a recurring destina-
tion for Pittsburgh’s Tough Mudder event.
Attracting some 11,000 out-of-market
visitors to the county, the two-day event,
back this September, generates more than
$4 million in local economic impact.
Architectural inspiration awaits in the
pastoral Laurel Highlands via three Frank
Lloyd Wright homes, including iconic Fall-
ingwater, with event space at the adjacent
Barn. Nearby Kentuck Knob offers tours
and events; Duncan House at Polymath
Park offers overnight accommodations for
Former steel city Johnstown features the
world’s steepest vehicular inclined plane. In
nearby Patton, former coal miners lead deep
explorations of the Seldom Seen Mine.
In 1859, Colonel Edwin Drake launched
the modern U.S. petroleum industry with
his commercial well in Titusville, in Pennsylvania’s northwestern Great Lakes Region.
The group-friendly Drake Well Museum and
Park features a replica of Drake’s original rig.
Erie is part of the world’s largest and oldest Concord grape-growing belt, stretching
some 50 miles along Lake Erie’s southern
shores. Here since 1911, fruit preserves
giant Welch’s, owned by more than 900
farmer families, operates its largest production facility in the region.
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