Vibrant Culture, Diverse History, and Vast Possibilities

Not far from Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County is bursting with history, charming towns and incredible festivals. The area is a fantastic place to raise a family with a great cost of living. Residents can take advantage of beautiful hiking trails, as well as museums, theatres and breweries.

70%

of the United States population lives within a 500-mile radius of Westmoreland County

153000+

households in Westmoreland County

55

outdoor pavilions available to rent at county parks

15+

industrial and business parks

30+

breweries, cideries, meaderies, distilleries, and wineries in Westmoreland County

 
  • Catching fish in a lake
    “I love Westmoreland County mostly because of all the outdoor nature opportunities; I love hiking in the woods where trees canopy the ground, And, fishing the streams listening to the peaceful, outdoor sounds. Skiing on the mountain, cold air hits my face, Can you even find a more enjoyable place? Swimming the lakes to cool from the heat, Beaches by the lake, isn’t that neat? Kayaking the rapids slow or fast, This really is just such a blast. Wild flowers that grow wild and free, Wave in the wind to show their beauty. Sitting by a fire on a cool summers night, Mountain pies and s’mores to share is alright. Bands, shopping, entertainment, too, Tons of restaurants and good food to choose, Camping or biking are other things to do, The opportunities are endless for me and you. Horseback riding or quading in the mud can be wild, Or, simply sitting on a park bench to do something mild. Waterfalls or sunflower fields, are just a short drive away, Spending time in nature is the best part of the day. Sunsets paint the sky at night, Watching birds soar in flight. There are things to do for those big or small, Westmoreland county simply has it all.”
    Lindsy C.
  • Jasmin on a bike trail
    Since moving to Westmoreland County five years ago, we have found such love in exploring the area! Every season prompts a new activity and a new reason to love our home. Winter is a great time to see the beauty of the area, we especially love driving towards Mount Pleasant and seeing the snow on the top of the mountains. Spring time is amazing for riding bikes in Cedar Creek Park, picking wildflowers, and taking our dogs to Twin Lakes Dog Park to play. Summer is the PERFECT time for gathering friends and floating down the Youghiogheny River from Smithton to West Newton or taking our kayak out in Mammoth Park. Finally, fall is the best time to volunteer at Animal Friends of Westmoreland, where you can walk homeless dogs and explore the Five Star Trail. The weather is perfect for the dogs and the fall colors are unbeatable! There is so much to do and see all year round; this is a perfect place for a family. Exploring and experiencing Westmoreland County has been a true joy!
    Jasmin S.
  • Catching fish in a lake
    “I love Westmoreland County mostly because of all the outdoor nature opportunities; I love hiking in the woods where trees canopy the ground, And, fishing the streams listening to the peaceful, outdoor sounds. Skiing on the mountain, cold air hits my face, Can you even find a more enjoyable place? Swimming the lakes to cool from the heat, Beaches by the lake, isn’t that neat? Kayaking the rapids slow or fast, This really is just such a blast. Wild flowers that grow wild and free, Wave in the wind to show their beauty. Sitting by a fire on a cool summers night, Mountain pies and s’mores to share is alright. Bands, shopping, entertainment, too, Tons of restaurants and good food to choose, Camping or biking are other things to do, The opportunities are endless for me and you. Horseback riding or quading in the mud can be wild, Or, simply sitting on a park bench to do something mild. Waterfalls or sunflower fields, are just a short drive away, Spending time in nature is the best part of the day. Sunsets paint the sky at night, Watching birds soar in flight. There are things to do for those big or small, Westmoreland county simply has it all.”
    Lindsy C.
  • Jasmin on a bike trail
    Since moving to Westmoreland County five years ago, we have found such love in exploring the area! Every season prompts a new activity and a new reason to love our home. Winter is a great time to see the beauty of the area, we especially love driving towards Mount Pleasant and seeing the snow on the top of the mountains. Spring time is amazing for riding bikes in Cedar Creek Park, picking wildflowers, and taking our dogs to Twin Lakes Dog Park to play. Summer is the PERFECT time for gathering friends and floating down the Youghiogheny River from Smithton to West Newton or taking our kayak out in Mammoth Park. Finally, fall is the best time to volunteer at Animal Friends of Westmoreland, where you can walk homeless dogs and explore the Five Star Trail. The weather is perfect for the dogs and the fall colors are unbeatable! There is so much to do and see all year round; this is a perfect place for a family. Exploring and experiencing Westmoreland County has been a true joy!
    Jasmin S.

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Westmoreland County is divided into 65 municipalities of various sizes, shapes, and landscapes. It is our mission to explore what makes every one of those 65 municipalities special.

We are moving in random order through the list. We are now on our eleventh feature, and we are excited to explore North Belle Vernon Borough.

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FOUR Westerwald pottery mugs and a matching pie plate, courtesy of Bushy Run Battlefield.

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A gorgeous gift basket from The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, including a Westmoreland County cutting board, a Latrobe candle, and more!

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The long-awaited return of the Kecksburg UFO Festival is here! This weekend, travel to this wonderfully unique festival.

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Summer nights at Keystone State Park.

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$100 Gift Certificate to the historic Casino Theater in Vandergrift, good for ANY performance!

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We are at a milestone: the TENTH feature in our continued exploration of all 65 municipalities in Westmoreland County! This time, we are focusing on South Greensburg. Read more at the link in our bio.

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We can't believe you've never been to the Freeport Theatre Festival! Check out their summer shows and enjoy this truly UNIQUE Westmoreland County performance experience.

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FOUR tickets to the Westmoreland Historical Society's brand new Military Timeline event to be held July 30th and 31st, and a gorgeous gift basket full of goodies from Historic Hanna's Town.

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TWO tickets to the annual Yellow Tie Gala, happening Friday August 19th from 6pm-9pm, celebrating the Great American Banana Split Celebration, courtesy of Latrobe Art Center.

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TWO tickets to Lend Me a Tenor at the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre, happening July 12th – 17th, and a gift basket featuring a Saint Vincent College mug, planner, sweater, and t-shirt!

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One of the county's most unique festivals happens every September: The Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival. Learn about this historic process and enjoy a delicious buckwheat pancake.

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It's time for another exploration into one of Westmoreland County, PA's 65 wonderfully unique municipalities. We've examined eight, and we continue to move in random order to number nine: Salem Township. Find the blog in our bio.

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ONE beautiful gift basket featuring swag and mementos from the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, including a blanket, shirt, camping cup, and more!

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The Kitchen on Main in Ligonier is back open! Stop in and enjoy this local favorite.

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It's time for another exploration into one of Westmoreland County, PA's 65 wonderfully unique municipalities. We've examined seven, and we continue to move in random order to number eight: West Leechburg Borough. Find the blog in our bio.

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is always a beautiful place to visit. Their new exhibition opened this past Sunday; be sure to stop by and check it out.

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