Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvannia

Not far from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob is a wonderful state park called Ohiopyle. I’m not sure how it got that name, being in Pennsylvannia instead of Ohio, but it features another strangely named river called the Youghiogheny [yaw-ki-GAY-nee]. The whole area includes an extraordinary amount of outdoor opportunities for the whole family: camping, biking, hiking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, natural water slides, picturesque waterfalls and more. After our tour of Kentuck Knob, we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the park.

Natural water slides (upper view)

Where the water from the slides meets the main river

A kayaker practicing his skills in the river

A butterfly resting behind a rock

Nearby sign for Cucumber Falls

Cucumber Falls from the trail

Detail near the falls

Cucumber Falls up close from below

After Ohiopyle, we headed toward Ursina, where we had reservations at RiveRest Bed & Breakfast. It’s a lovely, comfortable Victorian owned by Carol Kemp and her husband David. A charming place to relax after touring the area, especially with its beautiful wrap around porch. My favorite item at breakfast the next morning was a fluffy and golden brown German apple pancake. Carol was even kind enough to provide the recipe. Delicious!

RiveRest Bed & Breakfast

RiveRest Bed & Breakfast (porch detail)
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1 Response to “Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvannia”


  1. 1 Jak August 23, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    great photo diary of your trip. i have been to a lot of those places but do not have nearly the quality of photos of my trips as you. great choices of places to visit too.


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