There is so much to do and see in and around Ohiopyle but if you have the time you should wander and explore the surrounding areas too!
Uniontown is just 20 minutes away and is filled with history. Check out the Historic State Theatre, have lunch at the Titlow Tavern and take a stroll down Main Street to visit the George Marshall Memorial. Visit UniontownOnline.com to see more info about the Uniontown PA area and things to do.
Pittsburgh PA is less than 1 hour away. The City of Bridges and home to the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. Enjoy the Phipps Botanical Gardens, The Warhol Museum, take in a game or visit the Childrens Museum or Zoo. Kennywood Park is always a family favorite too! There is so much to see and do you may want to add a day to your trip! Visit OneBurgh.com to see more info about Pittsburgh PA and find things to do.
Deep Creek Lake MD is less than 45 minutes away! Visit Wisp Ski Resort, check out fishing and boating on the lake. The Honi Honi has live entertainment and great food. Take a hike at Swallow Falls State Park. Visit Deep Creek Lake News to find more info about Deep Creek Lake MD
Morgantown WV is less than 45 min away. Check out historic downtown, West Virginia University, ride the PRT and don't miss going to Coopers Rock State Park. The view is phenomenal ! Visit MorgantownBuzz to find more info about Morgantown WV
17th ANNUAL OHIOPYLE OVER THE FALLS FESTIVAL October 1, 2016
Ohiopyle, Pa. – American Whitewater, and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers announce that the 17th Annual Ohiopyle Over The Falls Festival will be held October 1, 2016. Whitewater paddlers nationwide will gather there to race over the spectacular eighteen-foot waterfall in the picturesque mountain village of Ohiopyle. Spectators are invited to watch paddlers sprint and cartwheel, end-over-end, off the waterfall.
Other event features include the Falls Under Lights, Town Party, and Silent Auction. The area also offers biking, hiking, camping, magnificent scenery, photographic opportunities, history and cultural activities. Please visit www.FallsRace.com for more information and registration details.
Here is the event schedule:
Saturday, October 1
Registration will begin at 8am in Ohiopyle State Park.
9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon: Waterfall Practice Runs
12 Noon: Two competitions: Falls Race
200-yard whitewater course includes two-foot, four-foot and eighteen-foot drops.
After race - Freestyle – Kayakers will surf the rapids above the waterfalls’ eighteen-foot drop, and do routines and cartwheels competitively, end-over-end, off the edge for points. Waterfalls practice runs will continue afterwards until 3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.: Ohiopyle Town Party
The party will be at Falls City Pub. In addition, lights will be cast on the eighteen-foot waterfall, making it a spectacular spectacle and party centerpiece.
Volunteers needed for the event.
We need plenty of help and this year we will require everyone 18 and over who wants to run the Falls to give the event at least one hour of safety! Registration fees have been reduced to $15 and volunteers who give us at least two hours of their time will receive a cool T-shirt. Registration forms and waivers are included on this Website. We ask that you download the forms and bring them with you to the event in order to save time or send them in to the address indicated in advance. You can sign up for the race and/or freestyle competitions or to just do practice runs the day of the event.
We have prize money (www.fallsrace.com/Classes.html) this year for both the Race and Freestyle Events. Tell your friends!
It is important that everyone realize that running this waterfall should be for experienced boaters only. Running this class-IV waterfall has all the potential hazards involved with any other class IV rapid. Our safety at the base of the falls only involves helping swimmers if and when they wash out from under the falls. As with any whitewater activity you are responsible for judging your own capabilities and for your own safety. If you do not have the experience to run the falls please do not attempt to do so.
This event is dependent on getting enough Safety boaters. The time commitment for volunteers is minimal. Those interested in assisting with registration or race administration should contact me in advance. We also have a separate registration form for volunteers only for safety and administration
Note the Private Boater Ohiopyle Falls Access Guidelines have changed as far as the time that the Falls can be run. The new times are as follows:
Runs over the falls will be permitted: April 1st through the weekend before Thanksgiving with the last permit issued or sold 45 minutes prior to end of the posted office hours.
Posted office hours are the main office in the new Visitors Center which can vary but are currently to 6PM; however, you should call ahead of time at 724-329-8591.
Barry Adams, Festival Coordinator 412-242-4562 Bj2adams@juno.com
Seven Springs Mountain Resort presents the sixth annual Rib & Wing Festival on Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26, 2015! Enjoy mouth-watering ribs and wings, musical entertainment, a beer garden and Kids’ Zone.
Friday, July 24, 2015
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Mountain paradise, entertainment center, family gathering place and eco-friendly are just some of the descriptions that can be applied to this custom home at 50 Gilleland Lane off Jumonville Road. Owners Robin and Julie Marsh have placed this special property on the market in order to relocate to Colorado to be near their three children and their first granddaughter. “When we go back to Colorado, we will rebuild this house as close as we can. It’s such a great place,” Julie Marsh said. “Everybody keeps telling us not to sell it. Our family and friends, because it is such a wonderful gathering place, a real home,” she added. This past Thanksgiving, she added, “We had 25 people who stayed overnight.”
The 3,400-square-foot rustic wood and stone residence is the centerpiece to a 4.8 acre plot that is mostly wooded and is backed by state game lands. At the base of the rolling lawn surrounding the home is a spring-fed pond stocked with trout that also serves as the basis for a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Recently, the Marshes added a three car garage, new party kitchen, media room with stadium seating, finished walkout basement, a flex room, family room, bath, mud room, covered porches and a large deck for entertaining. In addition, the house features custom-made doors throughout, a stone accent wall with a Lodi wood burning stove in the great room, loft, kitchen with granite countertops, a one-of-a-kind hickory soaking tub, stone bowl sink and hot tub.
In all, the house contains three rooms on the main floor, two rooms and the loft on the upper and three rooms in the lower floor walkout. There are four bedrooms, Julie Marsh said. Another of the property’s major assets is its location, Julie Marsh said. “My husband travels for work and it’s so easy to get from here to the (Greater Pittsburgh International) airport. “We are also close to West Virginia University and Penn State University. If we want to go to a football game, baseball game, hockey game or to the theater, we can get there in just over an hour,” she said.
Nearby are also outdoor sporting venues including Ohiopyle State Park, Yough Lake, Cheat Lake, Seven Springs, Nemacolin Woodlands and its Lady Luck casino. Quality care hospitals, fine dining and shopping are also a short distance away. “You can go ATV-ing, white water rafting, fishing, golfing, skiing, boating and camping. My husband and I are both golfers and there are at least 10 courses within 20 miles of here,” she said.
“I also love to cook and this house is made for that.” Some of the amenities include stainless appliances, two dishwashers, two convection ovens, one wine cooler, a five-burner gas cook top, microwave oven with outside venting, professional size separate refrigerator, professional size freezer, electric five-burner glass top stove with a double oven, one upright garage freezer and an upright garage refrigerator-freezer. There are two laundry hookups, one each in the main and lower level, hickory cabinets throughout and artistic tile backsplashes. Closet space is also addressed. There are six large walk-in closets as well an easy-to-access space for the media room equipment.
In addition, the owners used the home as a vacation rental for 2 years before moving here. Average rents were $175 to $200 a night and averaged 240 rental nights a year. Rentals in the area are now trending upward and very popular. This house could easily be a vacation rental closing off basement and garage or mother-in-law set up, or complete home rental, locking off media room and cold storage area so owner can keep personal items here
Offered at $549,000. For more information, contact Ron Lovelace REALTOR at RE/MAX Professionals in Uniontown at 724-366-7428 or 724-425-5444 by email at RonLovelace@me.com or visit website at www.RonLovelace.com
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