Ohiopyle State Park Journals

Whitewater and Endless Family Fun

A travel journal to Ohiopyle State Park by ademir

Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater Photo, Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: This is a trip worth taking with your family and or friends.It is located in Fayette County.

Whitewater and Endless Family Fun

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Overview

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The greatest highlights here would be enjoying whitewater rafting, as our family accomplished our fears. The areas attractions are endless, whether it be exploring the Laurel Caverns or visiting Fallingwaters. A side trip to Fort Necessity is not to be missed. There are several tour agencies, which may assist in your whitewater adventures. The greatest enjoyments of whitewater rafting brings thousands each year to this state park and Youghiogheny (spelled correctly) river. The name relates to the three areas where Indian tribes used the land for hunting. They were the Iroquois, Delaware and Shawnee tribes. The name is translated as foamy white water. Quick Tips: Spend the weekend ar...Read More

Summit Inn

Hotel

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The Inn has many different package deals. They have prices starting at about a hundred dollars a night per double occupancy. And starting at around fifty dollars more it would include breakfast and dinner. They have a swimming pool, exercise center and lit tennis courts. They also have a nine hole golf course. The rooms are great and the omelets are outstanding. Breakfast begins at seven.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 22, 2001

Summit Inn
101 Skyline Drive
Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania
(724) 438-8594

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Cucumber Falls is easily accessible from Sugarloaf road and less than a mile from the borough of Ohiopyle. The falls and ravine are a popular place for park visitors. Cucumber Run Ravine is covered with wildflowers.

The park contains the Cucumber Run Picnic Area and the Tharp Knob Picnic Area. Both areas have picnic tables, restrooms, grills, charcoal disposal units, pavilions that may be rented, playfields, and trailheads that connect to the park’s trail system. Tharp Knob also has a softball field, a volleyball court, and a scenic overlook that provides a panoramic view of the lower gorge and surrounding area.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 22, 2001

Cucumber Falls and Cucumber Run
Ohiopyle
Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

Baughmans' Rock

Attraction

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Baughmans' Rock, a popular overlook in Ohiopyle State Park with a magnificent view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge cutting through Laurel Ridge. Baughmans' Rock is accessible by SR 2012 (Sugarloaf Road) and just minutes from the borough of Ohiopyle.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 22, 2001

Baughmans' Rock
Ohiopyle
Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

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Attraction | "Falling Waters"

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Photo, Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania
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This visit to Fallingwater was pretty unique. A famous Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the house for a large department owner of Kaufmann's. The house is actually built over a waterfall. Upon entry, there is a small type of guard box, for the collection of tour monies. Seasonal tours starts April 1st. The price of entry is ten dollars per adult, Monday through Friday and fifteen dollars per adult on weekends for the 45-minute tour. There is also a longer tour of a couple hours available for more money, but the basic tour is fine in its own, for seeing the house and its surroundings. I went there before they opened to the public since I already was at the Yough, and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2001

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
1491 Mill Run Road, Route 381
Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

Fort Necessity Battlefield Park

Attraction | "Fort Necessity Battlefield Park(National Park)"

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This fort was terrific. There were uniformed guides. One dressed as an Englishman named "Redcoat" was standing there in full military dress from the late 1700's. The stockade fort was originally built to repel the British from invasions in the area. George Washington fought his first battle here, in which would later be known for the beginning of the French and Indian War. The epic in our country was with France at war with England for control of North America. The National Park is located near the city of Uniontown along Route 40 in a shallow valley with surrounding trees. The meadow that the guide showed us was amazing. It showed us where the troops would have simply had the cover of the t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2001

Fort Necessity Battlefield Park
Route 40 (National Road)
Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

Laurel Caverns

Attraction

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This is Pennsylvania's largest cave. They have guided tours which start as early as 9 in the morning for about an hour, and a new tour starts every twenty minutes. For women, high heels are not recommended. Our family enjoyed the tour and was very exciting. The large formations of the cavern inside are remarkable. They are open seven days a week from May 1st to October 31st. During March, April and November, weekends are available. The tours start at 9am and end at five in the afternoon for visiting. They have a small souvenir area too. Admission prices are $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for Seniors and $7.00 for children. There are repelling seminars available on weekends. For those Boy Scouts wa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2001

Laurel Caverns
200 Caverns Park Road
Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

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Story/Tip

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This large Pennsylvania park located on the border of Fayette County and the State of Maryland. The park possesses two parts of the Youghiogheny River, used for whitewater rafting. The famous lower Yough starts after the Ohiopyle Falls. It has an abundant quantity of class III and IV rapids were rubber rafts and kayaks traverse the rapids. It is not recommended for children under the age of twelve. The upper part of the park has Class II whitewater rapids. This is where our family learned to "ride the rapids", during a stay at a nearby area resort. There are a few of guided river tours on the lower part of the Youghiogheny. And, for the most thrill seekers...Read More

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ademir

ademir
canonsburg, Pennsylvania

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