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Fall Activities in Ohiopyle, PA

Well, it’s here! Fall has started to creep it’s way into Ohiopyle. The weather is still beautiful, the water levels are perfect, and there is hardly anyone on the river or trails. It’s a great time to come an enjoy all the wonderful things Ohiopyle has to offer. If you didn’t get chance to hit the Upper Yough this summer, don’t worry! There are still plenty of releases left in the season. And we are…

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Labor Day Weekend Festivities in Ohiopyle, PA

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is right around the corner! 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! This Labor Day weekend will see the return of  Music in the Mountain festival in the Ohiopyle State Park on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 6pm.…

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Fourth of July in Ohiopyle!

In preparation to celebrate our country’s independence,  we thought we would share with you some the local Fourth of July events and activities. Fayette County will be celebrating Independence Day on Sunday, July 6, on the grounds of the Uniontown Mall. Fireworks will take place at dusk! In addition, there will be lots of fun children’s activities and MORE! Nemacolin Woodlands has tons of fun activities planned for the holiday starting on Thursday, July 3, through …

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Rock Climbing in Ohiopyle State Park — A Family on Top of the World

Whether you live nearby and want to explore your own backyard, or if you’re coming from far away to see new places and meet new faces…you’re guaranteed to find a fresh way to reconnect with your family at Laurel Highlands River Tours. If you’re a mother or father, aunt or uncle, consider rock climbing or white water rafting in Ohiopyle State Park to find relief from the bustling heat of the city and a cool…

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How to Zip-line at Ohiopyle Zip-line Adventure Park

What is the Ohiopyle Zip-line Adventure Park? We are often asked, “How does your zip-line adventure park work?” Or we get the question, “What exactly is a zip-line adventure park?” Well, rest easy because here are all the answers! By adding the term “Adventure Park” to zip-line it should notify you that it’s NOT just a zip-line. There is going to be some more cool stuff involved! You will not go screaming down a 2,000…

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun in the Ohiopyle State Park

Summer is just around the corner and Memorial Day weekend is here to kick off a great summer of fun, sun, and whitewater rafting. To help you get your plans in order for the weekend, we are offering a great special to raft on Saturday for Sunday’s discounted rate. This special applies to rafting on the Middle Yough, Lower Yough, and Cheat Canyon guided tours. Just mention promo code MDSO to take advantage of this…

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World Class Whitewater Rafting on the Upper Yough

Even though we had tons of snow over the winter, spring rains have not been able to keep our water table bubbling over. The Cheat River is struggling to fill its Class IV-V rapids with water. But that doesn’t mean that Class V whitewater can’t be found. The Upper Yough has a wonderful dam-release schedule, guaranteeing us water ALL YEAR LONG! The release schedule might require you to alter your plans slightly, but trust me…

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An Insider’s Look at Choosing the BEST River for White Water Rafting!

Rivers are magical. That may sound like it’s right out of the 1960s, but it’s true. There is nothing… absolutely nothing… like floating down a river. Tom Sawyer knew this, Huckleberry Finn knew this… And so will you once you take that journey. No matter what, get out on a river, any river! It will excite your senses and soothe your soul. Ask The Outfitter Have a clear idea of what you’re looking for. Most…

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Ohiopyle is gearing up for white water rafting!

While we are enduring the remaining bits of winter weather, Spring is definitely in the air here in Ohiopyle. And you know what that means…. The 2014 white water rafting season is about to start! This winter has really been one for the record books. On the bright side, all the snow and rain have really helped keep the water table FULL! We are really counting on the old saying, “In like a lion, out…

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Ohiopyle’s Fall Colors

Most of the visitors to Ohiopyle may think that summer is the best time to visit, ride the Great Allegheny Passage, or do some whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River. But we have a little secret we just have to share with you. Fall is a WONDERFUL time to visit! After the big holiday weekend, Ohiopyle becomes a sleepy little town with few visitors but lots to see and do. The weather stays nice through…

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