The Activities are Endless
Hidden Valley is located in the Laurel Highlands, a region of Pennsylvania that is renowned for its outdoor recreation, resorts, historic sites, and theatres and museums. So if you've had enough of hitting the slopes or the links at our resort, there's tons of stuff that you and your family can enjoy away from the resort.
Family Fun | Outdoor Recreation | Arts | Historic | Wineries
Idlewild and SoakZone
Your place for family fun! Idlewild features seven exciting theme areas and was named by Amusement Today as the #2 Best Kids Park in the World! The SoakZone offers fourteen waterslides, a large sparkling pool, and tons of interactive spray features guaranteed to soak anyone to the max.
Caddie Shak Family Fun Park
50 acres of action packed adventure with assorted amusement rides, three go-kart tracks, miniature golf and driving range, batting cages, arcade, bumper boats and more .
Living Treasures Animal Park
The large petting area with many gentle baby animals is the thrill of the day for our young guests, while the exotic animals fascinate old and young alike.
Buffer Creek Sporting Clays
The newest shooting facility in the region, Buffer Creek Sporting Clays is located north of Somerset, PA on 725 acres.It offers shooting options such as a 5-stand facility that is a combination of trap, skeet and sporting clays along with a 15 station sporting clays course offering 100 targets with more stations in the design phase.
Forbes State Forest
Nearly 60,000 acres of land from 14 separate tracts in Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. Much of the forest lies along Laurel Ridge. Six state parks and three state forest picnic areas have been developed in and around the forest.
Horizon View Farms
Horseback riding in the scenic Laurel Highlands. Situated on over 460 acres of gently rolling hills, Horizon View Farms is the perfect location to be at one with nature and with your horse. From the beginner to the accomplished rider, they have the perfect horse to match to your abilities.
Great Allegheny Passage
The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails that will connect Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA when completed. Forty-two miles of trail course through southern Somerset County, offering hikers and bikers a pristine woodland experience. Enjoy spectacular vistas from bridges and viaducts high above tumbling mountain streams. Pass through the 3300-foot Big Savage Tunnel, the dramatic gateway to the Mason Dixon Line and Maryland.
Kooser State Park
In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year-round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park.
Laurel Caverns Geological Park
Go cave exploring in the undeveloped portions of the cave or rappel from a 45 foot drop in the developed cave. Laurel Caverns is Pennsylvania's largest cave with over three miles of natural passages.
Laurel Hill State Park
Laurel Hill State Park consists of 3,935 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park. Laurel Hill is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forest lands. A trail system invites you to hike and explore the park and observe a diversity of plants and wildlife.
Ohiopyle State Park
Located primarily in Fayette County, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 19,052 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Mountains. The focal point of the area is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the heart of the park. The "Yough" provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U. S. as well as spectacular scenery. Surrounding Ohiopyle Falls is the Falls Day Use Area, the central point for the casual visitor. This area provides parking, modern restrooms, gift shop/snack bar, and overlook platforms with magnificent scenery.
Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Adventure
Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center is a family-owned and operated business by your hosts, the McCarty family. From our family patriarch, Ralph McCarty, a pioneer in the sport of whitewater rafting, to his great-grandchildren, the McCarty family is ready to welcome your family to our outdoor home. We invite you to experience whitewater rafting at an adventure level created just for YOU! With 50 years of commercial rafting experience, over a million of river miles paddled, and a staff with over 350 years of combined river experience, you will be rafting with some of the most accomplished guides on the East Coast. Our staff has one common goal, to offer you the best outdoor experience possible. Long-time guide, Bob Stover has helped us develop the longest running and most complete, state certified, training program in the East. In addition to rafting tours for all ages and experience levels, we offer guided mountain biking, rock climbing, zip-lining, kayaking instruction, and more!
Whether you want to take a leisurely family trip down the river or a riveting, rapid-filled adventure, Wilderness Voyageurs offers everything and anything to make your time in the Laurel Highlands memorable. From extreme rafting to youth programs, the guides and staff are eager to assist you on your journey.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort
Experience the height of Usonian Style at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Duncan House. Created for everyday life in the 1950s, you will marvel at the fascinating story of this home’s journey from Illinois to Pennsylvania.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater®
Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall. Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob
Designed on a hexagonal module, Kentuck Knob is a small one story Usonian house. Both dramatic and serene, the house, situated just below the crest of the hills, appears almost part of the mountain itself and stands two thousand fifty feet above sea level.
Mountain Playhouse and Green Gables
The mountain playhouse is Pennsylvania’s oldest professional stock theater and one of only twelve professional summer stock theaters remaining in the United States today. The theater is housed in a restored 1805 gristmill.
Flight 93 Memorial
Honor the brave men and women aboard Flight 93 who courageously gave their lives on September 11th, thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital, and thereby saving countless other lives.
Quecreek Mine Rescue
The Quecreek Mine Rescue took place in Somerset County on a 212 year old dairy farm. Home of the miraculous rescue of nine miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in July of 2002, this site continues to be an inspiration to all. As you visit the rescue site, you are encourages to listen to the details of the rescue from beginning to end, enjoy the artifacts, touch the actual yellow rescue capsule that brought the men up from 240 feet below the earth, take pictures of the site where the men were brought up from beneath and feel the presence of hope, faith and victory that ahllowed this place of a miraculous rescue.
The impressive Fort, finest of its type in North America, is a full-scale, on-site reconstruction of the 1758-1766 original, situated on a commanding hilltop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Enriching living history activities and pageantry such as reenactments, battles, encampments, folkcrafts and archeological digs enhance your educational experience with a vividness no textbook can match. Everything at Fort Ligonier reveals an intimate link with the past - from hand-forged iron hinges to massive hewn timbers - as you explore this colonial outpost that guarded the vital land route to Pittsburgh and the unconquered West beyond.
The confrontation at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the prelude to the war fought by England and France for control of the North American continent. The action at Fort Necessity was also the first major event in the military career of George Washington. It was the only time he ever surrendered to an enemy.
Glades Pike Winery
Glades Pike wines have been awarded over seventy medals from state, national, and international competitions. Whether you have a glass with us, or enjoy one at home,we hope you savor the quality in every bottle.
Stone Villa Wine Cellars
Located on a 150 acre site in the foothills of the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, Stone Villa features over 12 varieties of grapes and over 20 varieties of wines. During the summer months, we offer weekend entertainment to our patrons. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and purchase a bottle of wine and sit outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and entertainment. A relaxing atmosphere, beautiful landscape and good wine make a trip to Stone Villa both a revitalizing and memorable weekend or weekday afternoon.
Greendance – The Winery at Sand Hill is located on the same farm as Sand Hill Berries. Sand Hill Berries, fruits are used to make exquisite fruit wines and ports. Award-winning artisanal grape wines, both white and red, using cold climate grapes grown here and grapes from other climactic regions in Pennsylvania. Visitors can taste up to 5 wines (and there is no charge)and then relax with a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine in the dessert cafe, butterfly garden, or in a secluded area of the farm.