Hiking and playing in the River - Ohiopyle, PA

Ohiopyle is located in Laurel Highland Mountains of Fayette County. There is a small community based within the area. There is hiking, biking, fishing, camping, white water boating, lounging by the river, collect rocks, bird watch, inner tube fun on natural water slides and I'm sure there's more.



We live about an hours drive away from Ohiopyle. Generally we avoid the more crowded areas, like the natural water slides and some of the river spots near downtown. The hubby and I like our solitude. Probably a little too much....

We have hiked around and found a few less crowded areas for the dog and kids to play in the water. Also area where the kids and I can sit for the day and the hubby can meander off and fish.

 

Camping at Ohiopyle State Park fills up fast, so reserve a spot as soon as you have made the decision to go. They also have Yurts that sleep 5 people in bunk beds, which we've always wanted to try but they are full anytime we look go camping. Basic camping cost $23 a night. Yurt's are $57 a night.

If you are anywhere along the Great Allegheny Passage you ride and hike-a-bike up to the camping area. Last time we went on a Bikepacking Date, I was not happy pushing a full loaded bike up a loose dirt and rocks filled hill. But, its do-able. You can also ride into to town and reserve a room at the Ohoipyle Lodge, again these fill up fast and cost is $100-$130 a night, 4 adults allowed per "cabin". there are other cabins and campgrounds close to Ohiopyle, but the two previous listed are the closest to the Great Allegheny Passage that I've seen.



Near Ohiopyle is Falling Water, which has been on our to-do list for 5yrs+.
Check out the Laurel Highlands website for more fun things to do at Ohiopyle.
But, we love it there. If its a day trip or a weekend excursion its a fun place to take the family or sneak off for a date.




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