Top 12 Things to do in Ohiopyle

Top 12 Things to do in Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle Is The Perfect Spot For Family Adventures!

Here In Pennsylvania’s Biggest State Park, You’ll Find Activities For Both The Young And The Young-At-Heart. 


Family Rafting Adventures


winning on the middle youghBut river trips don’t have to be so full of adrenaline. If you have younger kids (ages 5 and up) or less daring family members, take a family-friendly river trip on the Middle Yough. This stretch of the river is 9 miles long, with gentle rapids that’ll be a chill day on the water. These Class I and II rapids make are ideal for novice kayakers, families with young children and those looking for a relaxing way to cool off.

Bike or Hike


Climb up or splash down!


On a hot day, you can cool off and have some fun in Ohiopyle’s nature-made water park. In the summertime at a normal summer water level, you can slide down two natural waterslides in Meadow Run. Sit in the creek bed (wearing an old pair of shorts!) and slide to your heart’s content. If you’re concerned about the flow of the creek, you can call the State Park to make sure the creek is safe for sliding.


Only in Ohiopyle


ohiopyle waterfall In the center of Ohiopyle, the Ohiopyle Falls stretch across the entire Youghiogheny River. This 20-foot drop is right next to the Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center, which you can explore after taking in the views. The Visitor Center is just above the put-in for Lower Yough whitewater rafting.baughman rock ohiopyle

Baughman Rock Overlook is an excellent view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. You can hike or bike the steep, 1.5-mile Baughman Trail to the overlook for rewarding rest with a view. If you’re tired out from a day of adventuring, take a short drive up Sugarloaf Road, park at the rocks, and walk less than a hundred feet to the viewpoint.

cucumber falls ohiopyleCucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park is an easily accessible “bridal veil” waterfall, probably one of the most photographed waterfalls in the state! Starting from the Ferncliff parking area, you can hike down the Great Allegheny Passage and take the 1.5-mile Great Gorge Trail to the waterfall. Or just park at the Cucumber Falls Trail Head (located off the Ohiopyle/Chalk Hill Road) and take a short path to the falls. It’s a perfect family photo op!


Stay the night


ohiopyle state park campingTake the tribe for a campout at Kentuck Campground in Ohiopyle. This campground has over 200 sites – some with electric hookups, and all with access to flush toilets and hot showers. There are also 27 walk-in sites secluded in the forest, as well as rustic cottages and yurts. From the campground, you can take a scenic hike on Kentuck Trail to a sweeping overlook of the river and town.

ohiopyle restaurant pub

Take the crew out to eat at Falls City Pub. Falls City Pub is the heart of Ohiopyle. Located at the north entrance to town (just off Route 381 on Garrett Street) and down the street from the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail’s terminus, the pub is easy to access and always a fun time. It’s got great food (with lots of smaller plates and options for kids), extensive beer list, and mellow, live music every Sunday afternoon.


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