Summer has arrived in Ohiopyle!
Temperatures soared well over 80 degrees this past weekend. Ohiopyle looked and felt more like July than May. The beautiful weather really got us thinking about Memorial Day weekend, the big summer kick-off holiday. Ohiopyle Guest Houses and Yough Lake Campground are close to full occupancy. Good news, though! There is still availability for rafting and zip-lining. But don’t wait too long! Trips fill up quickly for the holiday weekend. You don’t want to be left out of enjoying all the fun.
Fun in the Sun – on the Water…
To help you get your plans in order for the weekend, we are offering a great special for rafting on Saturday for Sunday’s discounted rate. This special applies to rafting on the Middle Yough and Lower Yough guided tours. Just mention promo code MDSO to take advantage of this great discount. Book online NOW! Or call 1-800-472-3846 and one of our adventure specialists can help you plan a fun-filled outdoor weekend adventure.
What’s Going On?
The Ohiopyle State Park has a weekend full of fun activities planned and the best part is they are FREE to enjoy!
May 26th – Saturday: Constance Ranson Native Plant Sale 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Do you love butterflies? Then come find the perfect plants to bring more of them to your garden. The Constance Ranson Native Plant Sale will be held at the Main Falls Area in Ohiopyle. All of the plants are native to the and there will be a huge selection. For a species list of what will be available, please contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org. After browsing through the selection of native plants, attend the Native Blooms: Inside and Out program at the Ohiopyle Falls Visitor Center to learn about ways to arrange your gardens and how to choose the best native plants to use for flower arrangements. This program will be from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
May 26th – Saturday: Owl Outlaws! 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The story of owls in Pennsylvania reads like a crime novel. Join us to find out what the owls were accused of and how they were acquitted of all charges. This program will be held at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater.
May 27th – Sunday: Beech Run Hike 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wind your way down to the bike trail from the Kentuck Campground amphitheater through an old stand of beech trees. This three mile loop will take us through moderately rough terrain. Along the way you will discover some hidden treasures such as a waterfall and interesting rock formations. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Meet at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater.
May 27th – Sunday: Monarchs and Milkweed 10:00 am – 11:30 am
During this program we will explore our most well-known butterfly. Along the way we will learn about it’s amazing migratory lifestyle and all of the hardships it endures during its life. We will also discuss why milkweed is so important to its survival. This program will be held at the Ohiopyle Falls Area Visitor Center.
May 27th – Sunday: Battle in a Box 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Do you know what world war was started 10 minutes from here? During this interactive program we will learn all about the ‘War for Empire”. Why was Southwestern Pennsylvania so valuable that it sparked a war that was fought on four continents? It all started here and we will get to the bottom of why. This program will be held at the Ohiopyle Falls Area Visitor Center.
May 27th – Sunday: Night Hike 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Many animals travel through the night without flashlights. Tonight we’re going to give it a try. We will go on a one-mile hike through the woods and use our senses to find our way and explore the forest. Meet at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater.