Author: Eric Martin

Well, it has been a bit of a rough fishing season here in Ohiopyle due to the nearly 10 inches of rain that fell from early June to Mid-July.  The Youghiogheny was over 4 feet on the Ohiopyle gauge for almost a full month, near...

Lower Yough Rafting:  What is this river really about? I have rafted a bunch of rivers over the last 3 decades, in the southeast mostly, but some in Maine, Colorado, Chile, and Costa Rica. I had never experienced the Youghiogheny River (Yough - pronounced yawk, for...

Meet the Great Allegheny Passage Rail-Trail My partner and I went up to Ohiopyle to explore this place in person, finally. Pictures and videos can only do so much. The plan was to meet my sister and her partner there for a long weekend of outdoor...

(This blog was written by Brian Managan, one of our newest additions to the Wilderness Voyageurs Bike Tour division. ) You can find Brian's personal blog from that link. Below is his account of the Erie Canal Bike Tour that he joined as a "trainee".   His biking...

Kasia, Just wanted to thank you, Bill, James and your team for a great trip last week. I enjoyed the week tremendously. The various rides and scenery were great. I loved seeing so many places in such a short time, and never felt rushed. The hotels...

Incredible Engineering! Is the only way to describe the huge number of Erie Canal Bridges & Structures associated with the 100 mile long Canalway.  Europe had developed an extensive inland canal system that proved the capability of such a system and had an immense positive impact on...

FLAT! To most cyclists, this word means trouble. Flat TIRES are an inconvenience at best. But flat Roads and Trails are to many, the sign of a really great ride. Toss in a few miles of nearly deserted country roads and add 100 miles of car-free...

Ohiopyle's Natural Water Slide: Meadow Run   We're so spoiled by all the wonderful outdoor play opportunities that surround us here in Ohiopyle, we sometimes forget to tout some of the more unusual offerings. That is until someone asks us about natural water slides! This is our...

Western PA beer culture The legacy of brewing here in Western Pennsylvania, stretches way back, I mean way back. Have you ever heard of the Whiskey Rebellion? It was a small incident that took place in Fayette, Westmoreland and Greene counties, in 17934.  It actually involved...

We feel an important part of traveling is about learning. When we visit historical sites we are often blown away by the current impact of events and names from 100+ years ago.  What is the coolest strangest thing you have learned from your travels lately? Here is...