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Fall into Fun at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Pennsylvania Resort Celebrates the Change of Seasons with Plenty of Autumn Activities

FARMINGTON, PA (September 20, 2017) – Fall arrives in the Northern Hemisphere this Friday, September 22 – at 4:02 p.m. Eastern time, to be exact – and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is prepared to usher in this colorful season with a variety of events and packages that encourage guests to get out and enjoy nature. 

There’s no bad time of year to visit Nemacolin, but autumn brings with it crisp and sunny days that make outdoor activities here truly delightful. In Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, there’s plenty of what you crave this season – colorful leaves, pumpkins everywhere, and a few activities to get your heart pumping... in a good way.

Here are just a few ways to experience unexpected fall pleasures at western Pennsylvania’s most celebrated resort:

Brews & Brats Festival: Saturday, October 7 marks this third annual festival, which comes complete with German-themed food; craft beer tastings; beer stein, root beer and keg races; a pie-eating contest; a kids’ carnival that includes pumpkin painting and a bounce house; and live music. The highlight of this year’s beer tastings is Nemacolin Ale, which was created for the resort by the team at Penn Brewery of Pittsburgh. The brew will be available at the event and is on tap at three locations around the property – the Caddyshack, the Tavern and Amber Bar. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at Sundial Lodge, which is home to Nemacolin’s Adventure Center. On that day, adventure activities including the Fatbrid SuperFlyer (the perfect way to see the fall foliage – if you can keep your eyes open on this 3,000-foot zip line!), ropes courses, climbing wall, paint ball and Quick Jump are available through the purchase of a $50 Unlimited Adventure Pass. Admission to the Brews & Brats Festival is just $25 for guests ages 21 and older (which pays for beer and a souvenir glass), food is priced a la carte, and the event is open to both resort guests and the general public.

Boonanza on the Mountain: The Sundial Lodge and Adventure Center celebrate Halloween in style from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28. Visitors can participate in a Nightmare Jeep Ride-Along through the resort’s “haunted” woods, take down zombies in a wild game of paintball, see wolves up close during an educational session at their habitat, use night-vision goggles to see a variety of other animals on a nighttime safari ride, and enjoy 20-minute Headless Horseman Carriage Rides. (Some of these activities have separate, additional fees.) On Saturday night, kids are encouraged to dress up and participate in a free costume contest, parade and trick-or-treating at 84 Lumber’s tiny houses. A $35 Boonanza pass includes access to the following activities: QuickJump, paintball, climbing wall, Fatbird SuperFlyer, bowling, and the “haunted” safari tour. This event is open to resort guests and the general public.

Double Dose of Dye Golf Package: Fall is a great time of year to enjoy Nemacolin’s two championship golf courses, Mystic Rock and the recently opened Shepherd’s Rock. Both courses were designed by Pete Dye, who ensured that golfers can take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains as they play courses that are sure to challenge and surprise. This package includes a 10 percent discount on two nights’ lodging and a round of golf on each course. Prices start at $962 mid-week and include two overnights, two rounds of golf, greens fees, cart fees, forecaddie fees, locker room use and range use before play.*

Fall Foliage Day Trip: You don’t have to be an overnight guest at the resort to enjoy most of its amenities. From now through November 1, day visitors are encouraged to have lunch at the Amber Bar at the famed Falling Rock boutique hotel. The restaurant is offering a special three-course midday menu – a soup or salad, sandwich, and dessert – for just $15. In addition, day guests can enjoy a 50 percent discount on a bike rental so they can explore the resort’s 2,000 acres on two wheels. Day guests who book a Fatbird Canopy Tour, through which they’ll explore the Laurel Highlands from 40 feet above ground, will also get to try the thrilling Quick Jump for free (a $15 value). Finally, day-trippers can collect a special coupon at the resort’s welcome gate or a concierge to receive a 10 percent discount on the Woodlands Spa’s Garden Harvest Experience, an indulgent treatment that incorporates fresh potted herbs.

For more information about any of these activities or to make a reservation for any time of year, please visit or call 866-344-6957.

*Pricing varies based on time and date of play and does not include taxes and fees. A two-night minimum stay is required, and golf is weather-permitting and based on availability. Packaged rounds must be played on separate dates, with replays based on availability. This offer is subject to blackout dates, and terms and conditions apply.


Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. In July 2017, the property opened Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy. Guests can test their luck at our Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring approximately 600 slots and 28 table games. Nemacolin also boasts an internationally acclaimed spa collection and 15 restaurants and lounges, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant experience. For meetings and events, Nemacolin's 32,000 square feet of conference space includes three ballrooms, a lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.


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