LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

 

Indian Lake Golf Club, located in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, is a special gem that has the distinct pleasure of being the very first Arnold Palmer design.  The challenging, 18-hole course is a beautiful, tree-lined layout with a view of Indian Lake on our signature hole #5 and a tribute to the legend Arnold Palmer on hole #11 on the back nine. 

As “Arnie’s First” this is a “must play” for any golfer. Indian Lake Golf Club has completed the “Tee It Forward” initiative which encourage players to play from a set of tees best suited to their driving distance and skill level to fully enjoy this scenic course.  Keep your eye on the ball but make sure to also watch for our varied wildlife including deer, red fox, squirrels, an occasional bear and a variety of beautiful birds including Bald Eagle sightings.

Indian Lake borough consists of more than 2000 developed acres of recreational land. It’s a great place for year round living or your mountain vacation hideaway. The Lake is a 5-mile long horseshoe, 750 acres in area with 20 miles of shoreline. There are two golf courses, a Resort Lodge, and a Marina within the borough. Indian Lake is a great lake for boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing during the spring and summer, and a scenic wonderland in the fall and winter. 

Indian Lake, near Shanksville, is just off Route 30 approximately 20 minutes northeast of Somerset, PA ; exit 10 on PA turnpike, and less than 30 minutes west of Bedford; exit 11. Driving time is approximately 90 minutes from Pittsburgh; 30 minutes from Ligonier; 45 minutes from Breezewood; 2 hours from Harrisburg; and 3 hours from the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners in a strategically planned attack against the United States. These terrorists intentionally flew two jet airliners into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City and a third aircraft into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into an open field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all passengers, crew members, and terrorists on board. The four aircraft strikes killed nearly 3,000 people, the deadliest attack on American soil by a foreign entity. This is the Flight 93 Story.

Because of the quick and determined actions of the passengers and crew, Flight 93 was the only one of the four hijacked aircraft that failed to reach the terrorists' intended target that day. The passengers and crew showed unity, courage, and defiance in the face of adversity.

Today the National Park Service, its volunteers, and its partners work to honor their actions and to try to understand more fully the legacy of Flight 93 and the other events of 9/11.

The Jennerstown Speedway Complex is located in Jennerstown, Somerset County in the Western PA’s Laurel Highlands, at the intersection of Rt 30 and Rt 985. Jennerstown Speedway is a .522 mile polymer based asphalt oval with a 550ft front stretch banked at 6º and turns 700 ft banked at 9º and hosts Saturday night racing from May to September.

The Jennerstown Speedway Complex takes great pride is providing, fun, affordable, family entertainment. The 6pm start time allows the younger fans the opportunity to enjoy the entire show. At the completion of each weekly show everyone in attendance is invited into the pits to meet the drivers and see the cars up close and in person.

For more nearby attractions, visit indianlake-pa.net for more information.