1. Hit the beach at Laurel Hill State Park. Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or spend the day in the sand along the lake. This charming park also has wonderful hiking trails and serene waterfalls. 

Laurel Hill State Park

2. Lounge lakeside and take a dip at Keystone State Park. Camp, hiking, and more while you’re there, and check out the movie in the park events happening throughout the summer. 

3. Take a ride in two nature-made water slides at Meadow Run in Ohiopyle State Park. Sit in the river bed and ride the current for tons of fun.

Meadow Run Waterslides

4. Nothing says summer quite like a day at the Ligonier Valley Beach and Restaurant. This classic summer hang out spot has been open since 1925. Snag a chair and soak up some sun at the beach.

Ligonier Valley Beach

5.Make a splash at Idlewild & SoakZone. From the wave pool and the lazy river to the waterslides and splash areas for all ages, there are plenty of ways to cool off in the SoakZone. Idlewild & Soakzone

6. Bring the whole family for a float trip on the Middle Yough. Rent a raft and float down the river, with small rapids just big enough to excite the kids. Middle Yough Whitewater Rafting

7. 16 miles in length with sections up to half a mile wide, the Yough River Lake offers some of the best powerboating and waterskiing in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Paddle in kayaks, take a swim, and have a ton of lake-filled fun. Yough River Lake

8.There are several spots above the falls in Ohiopyle that are perfect for getting your feet wet and taking a dip, but the real action lies beyond on 7.5 miles of whitewater. Pack in the fun as you run the rapids, with plenty of time to swim along the way. This is the ultimate day trip for adventurers. Go guided! Let these experts do the heavy lifting, and show you how it’s done. Whitewater Rafting

9. Unwind and beat the heat at one of the pools at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. In the Paradise Pool, kids can have a great time on the waterslide. Traveling without kids? Guests 21 years and older can enjoy the outdoor pool, hot tub and bar adjacent to the Paradise Pool. Falling Rock also offers a relaxing infinity pool. 

Falling Rock

10. Spend those hot summer days at Seven Springs at the Bavarian Beach Pool. 

Seven Springs Mountain Resort