What is the best way to see the Laurel Highlands in one day?

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Stephanie Anderson Witmer

Because the Laurel Highlands spans three counties, it’s not possible to see every nook and cranny in one day. This is a region teeming with natural beauty — so it’s a place you’ll want to savor rather than race through. If you can’t stay for the weekend (or longer) to eat, shop and ski, then take a scenic drive along U.S. Route 40. Driving along the Pennsylvania corridor of this Historic National Road will at least allow you to enjoy some of the area’s breath-taking views. As the road takes you through the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, on to Maryland and into West Virginia, the road cuts through some of the Highlands’ historic small towns, including Hopwood, Uniontown, Brownsville and Washington.

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