While the Ohiopyle State Park is one of the larger parks in North America and a popular tourist destination for adventurers all across the country, there are many places in its wide expanse that are not well-known to tourists. Because of this, those looking to be more alone with nature have plenty of opportunities in Ohiopyle State Park’s over 20,000 acres of open air. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to go fishing, biking and exploring, or just to see something different, here are some places you might not get told exist – but may just be exactly what you were looking for.
Ohiopyle Fishing On the Middle Yough
The Youghiogheny River is one of the best places to fish for wilderness trout, so it’s no surprise that dozens of fisherman line the park’s shores each morning for their shot at reeling in the catch of the day. One way to escape the crowds is to take part in one of the area’s guided fishing tours, providing you with insider information on some of the top fishing spots along the Yough along with tips on how to improve your fishing technique.
Pedaling Along Ohiopyle Bike Trails
With tons of trail ways and bicycle rentals available, Ohiopyle is a pedaling paradise. Even if you’ve made several trips through these trails, new ones are constantly being added to keep your adventurer’s spirit satisfied. If you’re really in search of an adventure, follow The Great Allegheny Passage all the way through and you could end up in our nation’s capital. Whether looking for a Sugarloaf trails or Sugar Run, if you find yourself on a busy trail, don't be afraid to take a turn in a new direction!
The Ferncliff Peninsula: Discover Unique Foliage
The Ferncliff Peninsula is a natural river gorge, which, due to its higher temperatures, has foliage that won’t be seen anywhere else in the park, or in the state for that matter. Seeds traveling northward will reach the river gorge and take root, and the foliage that produces forth from it is in fact from a southern climate! This unique feature makes it a real botanical treat for hikers, but also a smart starting spot from where would-be trout anglers can start determining an ideal fishing location. Once you find the right quiet spot to catch, you can be sure it will be yours for a long time.
Now that you’ve got your itinerary in hand for your own adventure through Ohiopyle State Park, make sure you have all the gear you’ll need to get through your day with help from the Ohiopyle Trading Post. No matter if you prefer to paddle, pedal or even fish, the Ohiopyle Trading Post has all of your rental needs to help you make the most of your adventure. So before heading off on the path less traveled, make sure to start your day at the Ohiopyle Trading Post.