Things to Do
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Experience a family friendly adventure in Ohiopyle. Float down the river with the entire family on mild rapids just fast enough to excite the kids.
Experienced outfitters like Laurel Highlands River Tours, Ohiopyle Trading Post & River Tours, White Water Adventurers, and Wilderness Voyageurs can prepare you with all the gear you'll need for a family float trip.
The Middle Yough offers a more leisurely paddle and float, with plenty of time to swim along the boat and a few mild rapids. Pack snacks for the day and have a picnic on the water. Kayak, raft, or canoe down the river.
Ohiopyle is known for the fast-flowing Youghiogheny River, which attracts whitewater boaters from spring to early fall. With Class III and IV rapids, the 7.5-mile Lower Yough is the busiest section of whitewater east of the Mississippi River and perfect for adventurers looking to challenge themselves. Pre-teens and older will have a blast on the whitewater. These seasoned experts will outfit you for the trip, lead you down the river, and make your whitewater rafting adventure in PA’s Laurel Highlands a success!
Bring your bike or rent one from any of the Ohiopyle outfitters and hop on the Great Allegheny Passage at the Ohiopyle Trail Head. Pedal east along the banks of the Youghiogheny River for the scenic 11-mile ride to Confluence or bike a smaller section with the family. Enjoy stops along the way before biking back to Ohiopyle or ask your outfitter to pick you up!
Visit Cucumber Falls, a picturesque waterfall without the hike, or Meadow Run Natural Waterslides, each perfect spots for cooling off after a long day of activities. Take short drive to Baughman Rock Overlook, a breathtaking view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. Check out hiking trails for all skill levels.
Spend your day biking and rafting with a Pedal and Paddle package! Pedal nine miles upstream and exchange your bicycles for boats so you can float and paddle back to Ohiopyle. All logistics are handled by Ohiopyle Trading Post & River Tours, making this a worry free, exhilarating day of fun.
Challenge the family on the nine-hole miniature golf course at the Ohiopyle Mini Golf, a friendly competition fun for all ages. Ohiopyle mini golf will keep the entire family entertained, the perfect activity after an exciting day of rafting or biking.
Experience the thrill of flying through the trees at Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center. With two levels of difficulty, the adventure park is fun for all ages! The Adventure Level, for ages 10 and up, features agility challenges 25 above the ground, while the Explorer Level features smaller nets, planks and zips for children as young as four to enjoy.
Whitewater rafting is hard work. Reward yourself with some great food and an extensive microbrew list at Falls City Restaurant & Pub, located in the heart of Ohiopyle! Enjoy entertainment, special events, and live music throughout the summer with a frosty glass of your favorite beer.
With over 50 craft beers, frozen margaritas, apple pie moon shine, and fruit-infused spirits, Ohiopyle House Cafe is the perfect stop after a long day on the trail or the river. Enjoy local produce in the tavern or on the deck.
Stay within walking distance of whitewater rafting excitement in one of the Ohiopyle Guest Houses. Reserve an entire home or individual rooms for your next whitewater rafting trip. The three homes can accommodate 8-12 people each.
At the Trillium Lodge, guests enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the Laurel Highlands, including Laurel Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, and the adjacent Ohiopyle State Park. Located 4 miles from Ohiopyle State Park the lodge is the perfect for a relaxing getaway!
Located right in Ohiopyle, the Yough Plaza Motel includes 10 standard rooms and four suites that sleep six people with a full kitchen and living area. Located within walking distance of eating establishments for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Ferncliff Peninsula, bike rentals, rafting trips, and more.
Located on the Youghiogheny River Lake in Confluence, Yough Lake Campground features a wide variety of sites, from lakefront to walk-in tent sites to one room cabins, perfect for boating enthusiasts and just a 20 minute drive from downtown Ohiopyle.