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Enjoy fall in Ohiopyle: Bike the great Allegheny Passage.

Great Allegheny Passage With all the color and cooler weather, now is the perfect time to spend an hour or even a day exploring Ohiopyle State Park by bike. Newly graded and freshly graveled, the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) trail is a rail trail meandering through the countryside from Pittsburgh to DC, passing through Ohiopyle State Park just before continuing on to Cumberland, MD. Bike rentals are available through the remainder of October at our Outdoor…

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Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award Winner 2020

We are excited to announce that Laurel Highlands River Tours was recently presented with the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020! Our reviews position us in the top 10% of attractions worldwide!  In such a crazy and ever changing season, we are ecstatic that we were able to operate and offer our guests a way to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors!    We would like to thank our guests for choosing Laurel…

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We are OPENING!

Starting May 15th, Fayette County will join the 13 other counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania in moving to Gov Wolf’s yellow phase of re-opening. Things will look a little differently in Ohiopyle as we slowly reemerge from our COVID-19 closures. Here is what you can expect starting next week. What will be open? Laurel Highlands Outdoor Center will be open for retail sales, bicycle rentals, and Middle and Lower Yough equipment rentals. Guided rock climbing and…

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April 15 – COVID-19 Update from Ohiopyle

While we won’t be able to open April 17 as originally planned, it looks like we’ll be able to open the first full week in May. Here are the possible opening dates as we know them today: Opening May 8: Whitewater raftingRock climbingMountain bikingBicycle rentalsOutdoor Center retail storeOhiopyle Zip-line Adventure ParkOhiopyle Old Mill General Store Opening May 15: Yough Lake Campground Pay Early Special Update: We will be extending the Pay Early Special to May…

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COVID-19 Update from Ohiopyle

As we continue to monitor the quickly evolving developments surrounding COVID-19, we thought we would take a minute to share with you what is happening here in Ohiopyle. We’ve seen a number of difficult times and recognize that the current situation with the Coronavirus is unsettling. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to anyone who has been impacted. Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center is a family owned and operated business and one of our top…

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Pay Early, Save Big – Extended Through May 31!

We have some great news to share with you! Our Pay Early Special has been extended through the end of May. So, you’ll Save 15% when you book your reservation for ANYTIME in the 2020 season and pay for it in full by May 31. With the savings extended and the weather warming up quickly, now’s a great time to book your plans for Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of this offer and Book Online today…

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Trunk of Treats at Yough Lake Campground!

 Halloween Comes Early at Yough Lake Campground!  We will be hosting Trunk of Treats at Yough Lake Campground on Saturday, October 5th! Campers interested in participating are encouraged to decorate their campsites in Halloween or autumn theme. Pack up your favorite Halloween decorations to spook-ify your cabin, RV site, or tent site! And don’t forget to bring your candy or Trick or Treat bags. All registered campers are welcome to dress up and participate in Trick or Treating…

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Labor Day Festivities in Ohiopyle

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and it has been another great season here at Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center. But, it’s not over yet… And there’s lots of fun stuff to do in Ohiopyle to celebrate the holiday! Music in the Mountains festival will take place again in the Ohiopyle State Park on Saturday from 12 noon until 8pm and Sunday from 12 noon until 6pm. The festival will feature…

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4th of July Fun, Festivities, and Fireworks around Ohiopyle!

Now that summer is officially here it’s time to start planning for the next holiday weekend. And there are a lot of fun and exciting things happening around the Fourth of July. Let’s start with some fun local events! Braddock’s Inn Flea Market will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7 from 8am-4pm. Nemacolin Woodlands will be hosting a Fourth of July Americana Extravaganza on Saturday July 6th starting at 6pm. The Fourth of July…

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Weather Guarantee Rafting Vouchers

Worried about making reservations for rafting and then having a rainy day? Our new Weather Guarantee Rafting Voucher might be just what you’ve been looking for! We know it is hard to commit to a particular day only to have that day arrive and it not be the sunny 80 degree summer day you were envisioning. Weather Guarantee Rafting Vouchers give you the opportunity to find that picture-perfect day you are looking for. How does it…

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