The 10 Best Things to Do in Ohiopyle, United States

March 29, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 59 at the 2010 census. While Ohiopyle has a tiny year-round population, it is often filled with tourists on the weekend, who come for the outdoor recreation opportunities at the surrounding Ohiopyle State Park, as well as the Great Allegheny Passage bicycle trail which connects with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath trail to form a continuous 335-mile off-road trail from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. The borough of Ohiopyle is served by the Uniontown Area School District.
Restaurants in Ohiopyle

1. Fort Necessity National Battlefield

1 Washington Pkwy, Farmington, PA 15437-9501 +1 724-329-5512
Excellent
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.

Reviewed By LadyTravellingLight

A forgotten battle in a forgotten war. A reminder that a future great leader made a basic tactical mistake at age 22.
Philosophizing aside, this visitor center has well done displays, from wampum belts (who knew that they could be "read" in various native languages?) to battlefield artifacts to dioramas of the National Road.
The short video is interesting. Walk out to the battlefield meadow to see-- and feel --why it was such a poor choice but nonetheless a necessity...
Stop by if you have time at the Washington Tavern (access from Visitor Center parking road)

2. Ohiopyle State Park

Dinner Bell Rd, Ohiopyle, PA 15470-1029 +1 724-329-8591
Excellent
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4.5 based on 592 reviews

Ohiopyle State Park

Located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Close to major metropolitan areas and offering vast choices of activities. Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The "Yough" provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. Other activites are biking the Great Allegheny Passage, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, picnicking, horsebacking riding, rock climbing, and hiking.

Reviewed By Joyce P

Ohiopyle State Park is beautiful with walking trails on the old railroad tracks. The Falls itself is well worth the visit. The small town is great to also visit with many restaurants. I would recommend a nice sunny day and spend the day. You can also walk dogs on the trail, So bring the pets.

3. Fallingwater

1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464-1543 +1 724-329-8501
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5 based on 2 reviews

Fallingwater

Perched on a rock above a gushing waterfall, this historic house was built for a Pittsburgh family by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, ingeniously designed to blend harmoniously into the tranquil and beautiful woods around it.

Reviewed By D P - Wellington, New Zealand

Designed by one of the US’s most iconic architects this place really was one of his masterpieces and a turning point in architecture around the world.
Not cheap to get in and also very popular I recommend you book a tour well in advance especially in the busier seasons.
Well worth a look around both inside and from the grounds around it.
Interesting house with great guides to tell you all about the who’s and whys things were done as they were.

4. Kentuck Knob

723 Kentuck Rd, Chalk Hill, PA 15421 +1 724-329-1901
Excellent
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4.5 based on 501 reviews

Kentuck Knob

Reviewed By bvlesterdesign - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Honestly found this property more compelling a creation than the famous Fallingwater.
Once discovering that Wright actually never saw the finished product makes it that much more brilliant.
Filled with custom furniture and otherworldly interactive details, it’s an absolute marvel!
Take the opportunity to photograph yourself amongst the beautiful mountainous backdrop in the rear of the property

5. Wilderness Voyageurs

103 Garrett St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470-2301
Excellent
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4.5 based on 357 reviews

Wilderness Voyageurs

Ohiopyle based full service outfitter, whitewater rafting on 15 rivers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Youghiogheny River, Cheat River and Savage river rafting trips. Learn to kayak, mountain bike or fly fish with us in Ohiopyle. Inn to Inn Bike Tours throughout the US.

Reviewed By Steven K

Wilderness Voyageurs has been taking river & cycling trips out for the past 40+ years and it shows. We travelled all the way from Australia to ride the GAP Trail. Frank & Rich were not only wonderful guides but solid, friendly people. The ride itself was great but enhanced substantially by the guides, their culinary ability and the magnificent accomodation on offer.
The GAP Trail is an iconic journey - the only way to do it is as a guest of WV! Thanks WV.

6. Woodlands Spa

1001 Lafayette Dr, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, Farmington, PA 15437-9754 +1 724-329-8555
Excellent
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

Woodlands Spa

The Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is not only a top Pennsylvania Spa but internationally acclaimed. A recipient of the coveted Forbes Four-Star award and recently recognized as a Top 100 Resort Spas by Conde' Nast, the Woodlands Spa features an array of treatments and services ranging from Massage, Hydrotherapy and a full service Salon. The Woodlands Spa's highly trained staff specializes in Health / Nutrition Services as well as Fitness Classes.Featuring forty treatment rooms, the Woodlands Spa offers nearly 100 treatments and services. Relax in one of our Hydrotherapy tubs, open your senses with aromatherapy oils and allow our Skin Care professionals to pamper you with a customized facial to meet your specific skin care needs.

Reviewed By shootingstarbeauty - Pennsylvania

Attention to detail is excellent at the Woodlands Spa. From the moment you enter, the staff assures you that they’ll inform your therapist where you’ll be seated so that it doesn’t take time away from your treatment when your therapist is looking for you.

The quiet room on the third floor is a lovely place to relax. There’s a roaring fire, simple snacks, teas, and cozy lounge chairs. I could’ve stayed all day.

I got a foot reflexology treatment and my husband had a massage. We were pleased with our treatments.

My only “gripe” with the spa (I.e., my reason for giving it a “very good” rather than “excellent” rating) is regarding the lunch service. We ordered our lunch (which is essentially room service that delivers to the spa) and ate in the lobby of the spa. It was kind of cold and drafty at the table. Also, we ate our food out of takeout containers. It would’ve been nice to have real cutlery and a better setting for eating lunch. This is a small gripe, but after having visited the Spa at the Hotel Hershey several times, I know how lovely a spa lunch in one’s bathrobe can be.

7. White Water Adventurers

6 Negley Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
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4.5 based on 223 reviews

White Water Adventurers

White Water Adventurers is the leading rafting outfitter in Ohiopyle Pennsylvania. Come and feel the roar of the river beneath your whitewater raft. Taking a whitewater adventure with your friends and family will help you to forget the stresses of everyday life. Come have a true whitewater get-a-way with White Water Adventurers, right here in Ohiopyle Pa.

Reviewed By cdo_neal - Columbus, Ohio

From the start, we weren't exactly sure where to check-in. After being told directions in the gift shop, we were still unsure, but there was another White Water employee there, that was nice enough to explain it again. Guides were amazing with a great sense...MoreThank you for choosing White Water Adventurers for your rafting adventure. Please come back to see us again soon.

8. Bear Run Nature Reserve

1478 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464-1542 +1 724-329-8501
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5 based on 9 reviews

Bear Run Nature Reserve

Reviewed By KLE2013 - Centreville, Virginia

If visiting Fallingwater, pick up the Self-Guided Walk brochure for that part of the Bear Run Nature Reserve adjacent to the Frank Lloyd Wright house. The Kaufmann family for whom the house was built, entrusted the house, content and grounds to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963. The Paradise Overlook Hike has great views of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. The lower Bear Run Trail follows the old summer camp road to the train station where Bear Run joins the Youghiogheny River. Small waterfalls, old growth hemlocks and a steep climb back are highlights. Another entry to the nature reserve is on Route 381 a short distance from Fallingwater.

9. Mystic Rock

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Mystic Rock

The Mystic takes its name from the mammoth rock that was blasted away to build the course.

Reviewed By travbud1 - Toronto, Canada

A great overall experience. Home to the PGA tour event from 2003-2006. Mystic Rock is a great top rated golf course. The premium rate accounts for the round, GPS enabled golf carts, a forecaddie and bottled water. Overall, it was a very challenging course and certainly worth playing in the area. The locker room was also very well appointed with showers, towels, etc. While we didn't stay at the resort, it was absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommended.

10. Ohiopyle Trading Post

4 Negley Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
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5 based on 142 reviews

Ohiopyle Trading Post

Reviewed By anb219 - Baltimore, Maryland

I called over a month prior to my reservation to cancel due to an expected medical condition. I had made my reservation by phone and was not told of any cancellation policy. When I called to cancel my reservation, I was told that they will only refund 90% (they kept $9) due to the $1.50 charge they get for running a credit card and because it costs them money when people call their 1-800 number. I explained that no one had told me this when I booked the reservation on the phone and that I never called their 1-800 number; I had called their local number. The woman assured me that the man I spoke to told me the policy (was she there when I made the reservation? No!) even when I told her that he had not. What a horrible business practice. If you can't afford a 1-800 number then don't have one. I would never sign up for this again or recommend it to anyone. I only cancelled due to a medical condition and they refused to fully refund me and then called me a liar on top of it.

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