Close to Pittsburgh, Farmington is a tiny community in the beautiful mountainous country with plenty of outdoor recreation, historic sites and attractions to keep visitors busy.
Top of the list in Farmington is Fort Necessity National Battlefield, marking the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War. An eye-opening exhibit here reveals the history of this battle and George Washington's part in it.
Laurel Caverns are underground passages stretching for nearly 3 miles with interesting rock formations on display. If you want some real outdoor space head over to the rolling hills and waterfalls of Ohiopyle State Park at the southern end of Laurel Ridge. This is where you can explore hiking trails, go mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing. Elsewhere, the Youghiogheny River Gorge is renown for its boating, tubing and whitewater rafting -- take your pick and choose a tour to show you all the best areas.
Spring is lovely here with warm days and fewer crowds than during summer, making it the perfect time to go hiking in the area.