Life is Best When You’re Camping

Camping means relaxing…right? But who says you can’t party and have fun while doing so? Hickory Hollow campers know all about this (and I have the photos to prove it…hehe).

Even though we are a small and quiet campground located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, that doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to party and have fun when the time comes. This summer we really amped up the weekend activities, but of course our annual favorites are always the showstoppers for the campground. Our campers come out and show us what it’s really like to have some fun!

Jimmy Buffett Beach Party
Randy Myers

This past weekend we had our Tropical Paradise weekend which included huge groups of campers for our Campground Flea Market, kids crafts, a wagon hayride, and of course our Jimmy Buffett Beach party that featured acoustic music from Randy Myers!

These aren’t the only activities we have at the campground! We celebrated Christmas in July with Santa and his elf delivering gifts. There was the soaking wet Water Wars that had all the campers dripping with excitement! We have also done tons of other fun activities like the annual Poker Run, Wing Fling, and Local Wine, Spirits, and Beer tasting! This year Hickory Hollow Campground even sponsored a race car, driven by Matt Ruffing with AMA Motorsports at Jennerstown Speedway and Matt was nice enough to bring his car out and sign autographs a few times during the season. These are just a few of the activities we have and each year we hope to grow and add more throughout the camping seasons. Check out a few pictures from the activities throughout the season!

Local Wine, Spirits, & Beer Tasting
Jungle Yoga
Santa delivering gifts for Christmas in July
Father’s Day Fishing Tournament
Hickory Hollow Sponsored Car – Matt Ruffing with AMA Motorsports
Poker Run
Water Wars!

Those are just a few highlights from the activities and fun that happens at Hickory Hollow Campground! We are always looking for new ideas to add to our activity list, so feel free to leave any ideas that you have in the comments below.

Don’t worry though, we aren’t done for the season. There are still some great things planned for the remainder or the season, like our Labor Day Picnic, and more! Plus in October, you cannot forget about Haunted Hollow which is located right across the road! For our campers we even offer a Lights On Tour of the haunted house during the day. Make sure you come out and enjoy the rest of the camping season here with us at Hickory Hollow!

Thanks for reading! If you want to see more pictures from the activities we have make sure you like our Facebook Page. And if you are interested in scary activities for fall go and like the Haunted Hollow Page too!

A Small Town with a Big Heart

For those of us who were born and raised in little old Somerset County, we are used to the small town atmosphere. Sometimes we don’t realize what we have here that entices people to come (or come back), but there’s something about that small town feel that brings people in. Even though we might take it for granted at times, there is a lot to see and do around here and Hickory Hollow is located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. A perfect location to make your rounds to all of our exciting attractions, landmarks, and local entertainment.

Tower of Voices – Flight 93 Memorial

One of the big attractions that I hear about daily at the campground is the Flight 93 Memorial in Stonycreek Township, north of Shanksville. It’s rare to find someone now who doesn’t remember the tragic events of 9/11/01.

The memorial is honoring the passengers and crew members of Flight 93. There was a temporary memorial made soon after the crash and it has now been replaced by a permanent memorial that attract tourists from all over the country. It is a must see if you are in the area. Along with this memorial, there is also a small memorial in place at Quecreek for the Quecreek Miner’s Rescue site.

Fallingwater – Frank Lloyd Wright house

Aside from the memorials, there area other attractions that draw in people from all around. There are three Frank Lloyd Wright homes within an hour of our campground (why not check them all out?!) that are absolutely incredible. Fallingwater, my personal favorite, is built partly over a waterfall (crazy right!). There is also Kentuck Knob and the Duncan house, both of which encase Wright’s breathtaking architecture. All of which are a must-see if you are in the area.

Beetlejuice at Haunted Hollow

Even Hickory Hollow Campground has an attraction right across the road, which is owned by the same people! Haunted Hollow is a haunted house located right across the road from the campground, but sadly is only open on weekends during the Halloween season. It is a personal favorite of mine, not only because Halloween is my favorite holiday, but because I have worked there for the last 10 years (I know that is a super long time!) So if you are a halloween enthusiast, you must come let the actors scare the yell out of you! If you are as obsessed with everything halloween like me (and you’re at least 16 years old) you can even get a job there! We will begin recruiting at the end of July and we always welcome new comers – so make sure you watch the facebook page for any information!

This is only a small portion of what you can see and do in good ol’ Somerset County. There are always places to go and people/things to see. Some other attractions include checking out the local rivers such as the Yough and Cheat rivers, Ohiopyle, multiple wooden covered bridges, the Laurel Caverns, the Farmers’ and Threshermans’ Jubilee in September, Idlewild Soakzone, Somerset Historical Society, and so much more! Make sure you come to Hickory Hollow Campground and we can lead you in the right direction. You can also see a more in depth list of attractions on our website here.