Worth the Trip: Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park
Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Who says you have to leave Pennsylvania to have a luxe getaway? This natural wonders retreat is located about an hour from Pittsburgh and three hours from Philadelphia and D.C., and it’s definitely worth the trip!

Spanning approximately 20,000 acres, the Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County is one of the most visited parks in the United States, attracting millions of visitors each year.

The all-purpose park offers a variety of activities, featuring 79 miles of hiking trails, 27 miles of bicycling trails, and 11.6 miles of horseback riding trails.

To relish the winter months, more than 40 miles of terrain blanketed with snow is dedicated to cross-country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling.

Consider visiting centuries-old landmarks that were sites of the French American War and Whiskey Rebellion. The must-see, 100-acre Youghiogheny River is the heart of this hidden gem, recognized for its botanical diversity and scenic waterfalls.

You can lodge in one of the park’s camping cottages or guesthouses, which abide by a strict quiet hours following 9 p.m., or find alternative housing in nearby communities.

So whether you’re seeking to experience spectacular scenery, winter adventures or a quiet weekend retreat, Ohiopyle State Park may be just the getaway.

Ohiopyle State Park
PO Box 105
Ohiopyle, PA 15470-0105

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