Regional Attractions

Regional Attractions

Discover recreation and activities near Penn State Fayette, from arts and entertainment to outdoor adventure.

Experience the Laurel Highlands

Students hiking at Ohiopyle

Penn State Fayette is situated in the magnificent Laurel Highlands—a mountainous region spanning 3,000 square miles of Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties. As a student, you and your family will enjoy one of Pennsylvania’s premiere four-season destinations for spectacular views, outdoor recreation, historic attractions and more.

  • Take a guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater.
  • Experience Ohiopyle State Park, featuring thrilling whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River, diverse mountain biking terrain, and the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
  • Enjoy a leisurely ride or a multi-day trip on the Great Allegheny Passage, a scenic rail-trail spanning 150 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C.
  • Explore Pennsylvania's largest cave with a family-friendly tour of the Laurel Caverns.
  • Relax at Nemacolin, the region’s five-star luxury resort, spa, and golf course.
  • Test your skills in the snow on the east coast’s only Olympic-size half-pipe at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Don’t miss Wine Fest, Brewfest and Autumnfest!
  • Celebrate the season at one of the region’s many festivals and fairs, including the Fayette County Fair, held each summer only 2.5 miles from campus.
  • Discover pristine hunting and fishing spots in one of the region’s eight state parks, two state forests, and five national parks.