Ohiopyle: An outdoor enthusiast's wonderland
Ohiopyle is the small town located next to Ohiopyle State Park in the southern Laurel Highlands. This is a beautiful area with many opportunities for outdoor adventure.
The Youghiogheny River Gorge is the centerpiece for Ohiopyle and provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. If you are interested in whitewater rafting, Check out the rafting here....
http://www.meetup.com/York-Outdoors-Group/events/119039862/ This camping trip coincides with the raft trip.
We will be staying at Ohiopyle State Park, in the group tenting area.
Camp ground rules are:
- Quiet hours observed as posted
- No alcoholic beverages
- No pets in the group tenting area
- Please be considerate of other campers.
- Local firewood only.
Camping costs and payment
- Camping is $20 per person for all or part of the weekend and should be paid to Bob H. (event host) upon arrival.
- Our site holds up to 20 people. The site next to us is currently open if we exceed this number of attendees.
- There will be an additional cost for firewood as we need to purchase firewood locally. Cost to be determined at the event.
Outdoor activities include:
Rock Climbing: Meadow Run Climbing Area, Bruner Run Climbing Area and a series of four walls along the Lower Youghiogheny section of the Great Allegheny Passage have a combination of top-roping and sport routes for climbers of all abilities. The short entrance trails leading to the rock faces are blazed in blue. Inexperienced climbers should consider a guided trip with one of the outfitters in Ohiopyle.
Hiking: 79 miles of hiking trails at Ohiopyle showcase the spectacular scenery of the Laurel Highlands.
Biking: The Great Allegheny Passage has 27 miles of trail in the park and connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland. The flat, crushed limestone trail was once the rail bed for the Western Maryland Railroad. This trail is suitable for all ages and ADA accessible. Rental bicycles are available. The trail is excellent for hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing and can be used to combine a bike ride or hike with some excellent wilderness trout fishing or hunting. All motorized vehicles and equestrians are prohibited.
Mountain Biking: 25 miles of trails are currently open to mountain biking. These trails are shared with other users; bikers are urged to use proper trail etiquette.
Horseback Riding: Trail-Side Stables offers trail rides in Ohiopyle State Park.
Other areas of interest include:
Falling Water: A Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, nestled within the lush, wooded Bear Run Nature Reserve, is a timeless monument to organic architecture at its best. Reservations are required. (724) 329 -8501
Kentuck Knob: Another nearby Frank Lloyd Wright home. Kentuck Knob is a fine example of mid-fifty's organic architecture, complete with contemporary sculpture gardens. [masked].
Laurel Highland's Website: http://www.laurelhighlands.org
Ohioplye State Park Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle