Canoe ~ Kayak ~ SUP ~ Raft ~ Rescue


American Canoe-Pa Rafting

In Ohiopyle, like in many places in Pennsylvania, rafting started with family companies. During the late ‘50s and ‘60s, the families of whitewater started with Lance and Lee Martin establishing rafting for Scouts, Edward Coleman, a professor of Indiana University, sponsoring student river excursions, and the Mariettas running their rafting business out of their family home. The companies continue that family magic by staying in the family, like the husband wife team of Joel and Robin Means that started a newer company in Ohiopyle, Ohiopyle Trading Post, in 1991. With these family operations, it’s no wonder the park and its river trips are filled with family fun.

In the Lehigh River Gorge there are companies like Whitewater Challengers with over 40 years of experience, Pocono Whitewater with moonlight trips, Whitewater Rafting Adventure’s family-run finesse, or the personal feel of Extreme Adventure Travel Outfitters’ small group tours.

Thought you had to go to Colorado to enjoy a canyon? From March to May you can enjoy the free-flowing waters of Pine Creek, The Grand Canyon of PA. Go with Pine Creek Outfitters or Canyon Cruises founded back in the late ‘40s.

All across the state there are various levels of rafting difficulty, often on the same river, making rafting the perfect activity for almost every age!


Youghiogheny River

Wilderness Voyageurs Rafting

Laurel Highlands Rafting

Ohiopyle Trading Post Rafting

White Water Adventurers Rafting


Lehigh River

Pocono Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Challengers Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Adventures Rafting

Jim Thorpe River Adventures Rafting

Extreme Adventure Travel Outfitters Rafting


Pine Creek, The “Grand Canyon” of Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Outfitters Rafting

Canyon Cruises Rafting

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About Boating Safely

March 24, 2018, 9:00am - March 24, 2018, 4:00pm

Join Venture Outdoors and members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for About Boating Safely. This course gives participants the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in Pennsylvania. Topics include: general information about boats and maintenance, navigation rules and aids to navigation, guidelines for operating your boat or PWC safely, what to do in case of boating emergencies and state-specific laws and regulations you must follow. Cost includes lunch, book, certificate and card of completion.

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Ohiopyle Wine, Art & Music Festival

May 19, 2018, 12:00am - May 19, 2018, 5:00pm

Spirits of the River Festival is a benefit festival to raise money for operations of the borough of Ohiopyle. Ohiopyle borough has no income from over 1.5 million visitors each year.. no paid parking, no additional sales tax.. So in order to help keep toilets flushing and our river clean...along with other operations. We hold this festival to help raise money, and in the first three years raised $57,000 to help with repairs to our sewage plant, fix the town park playground, and help finally bring high speed internet into Ohiopyle. So if you love Ohiopyle.. come to our festival and help us raise money to help Ohiopyle borough, our fire department and our community center.

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Need something for movie night? Check out "Reading the Rhythms of Rivers and Rapids"...this hour long film was produced by the ACA and the Aquatics Taskforce of the Boy Scouts of America, and features 11 distinct chapters that cover a wide range of paddling topics. Pick up your copy today at!

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