Pittsburgh February 14, 2017
The Day Trip Of A Lifetime You Can Only Take Near Pittsburgh
Spring’s right around the corner and you know what that means. Getting outdoors and making the most of every sunshiny moment. Only 60 miles outside of Pittsburgh sits Pennsylvania’s largest cave, two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning architectural masterpieces, and a sprawling state park, all which make the best day trip in Pittsburgh.
Flanked by Forbes State Forest, Laurel Caverns holds an impressive title: the largest and the deepest cave in Pennsylvania and it boasts more than three miles of walking passages.
Embark on a traditional guided tour of the caverns, which will take you over 3,000 square feet of the calcareous sandstone cave.
Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots and dress appropriately for the 52 degrees Fahrenheit temperature the cave maintains.
Add extra excitement to your visit by rappelling (for beginnings) or spelunking, both of which provide a unique way to experience Laurel Caverns.
After your cavern tour, pan for real gemstones using authentic "gold rush screening techniques."
Play a few rounds of mini golf at the Kavernputt, a simulation of Laurel Caverns. The 18-hole mini golf course spans 10,000 square feet.
Make a final stop at the Souvenir Shop, where you'll find an array of affordable mementos to commemorate your trip to Laurel Caverns.
Currently closed for the winter, Laurel Caverns will open for the season on April 19, 2017.
End your day trip at Laurel Caverns or, if you're up for it, visit one of several other nearby attractions, like Fallingwater, perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous architectural design.
Visit Fallingwater at 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464.
Experience another of Wright's masterpieces, less than eight miles from Fallingwater, with a stop at Kentuck Knob.
Plan to stop by Kentuck Knob at 723 Kentuck Road, Chalkhill, PA 1542.
Or, if you prefer the outdoors, journey to Ohiopyle State Park where you'll find plenty to do, including hiking, biking, and camping.
Ohiopyle State Park is located at 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
Visit the website in the link below for exact directions.
Hopwood, PA 15445
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Spend an unforgettable day at Laurel Caverns, the best day trip in Pittsburgh. If you want to stay a little closer to home, plan a visit to
Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary.