Ohiopyle : Overview
Mile 72 on the Great Allegheny Passage
Once known as Falls City, the town of Ohiopyle is surrounded by the beauty of the 20,500 acre Ohiopyle State Park. The park was named among the top ten state parks in the country by Camping Life magazine.
Visit on any given day and you will find the robust mingling of bikers, hikers, and water enthusiasts. Annual events like the Over the Falls Festival (August), Music in the Mountains (September) and Winterfest (February) add to Ohiopyle’s vibe.
Ohiopyle is known for the scenic Ohiopyle Falls and Youghiogheny River Gorge. Nearby Fallingwater is one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed works. Wright’s Kentuck Knob is just a few miles from town as well.
Biking has long been a popular activity in Ohiopyle. The Ohiopyle to Ramcat (near Confluence) section of the Great Allegheny Passage was the first to be opened in 1986. With bike traffic along the GAP at an all time high, Ohiopyle is poised to respond to market needs, and has already gotten started.
Ohiopyle Borough and Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently developed a master plan and completed a Green Streets project on the town’s main street, Sherman. Other improvements under way include a new town park and playground and safer pedestrian crossings along State Route 381. Plans for upgraded water and sewer infrastructure are in the works.
Visitors to Ohiopyle will find plenty of guest houses, camping, a nearby lodge, eateries, outfitters, bikes shops, and local foodstuffs and wines.
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