Explore Nearby Ohiopyle, PA
With an appeal all its own, Ohiopyle is well-known by outdoor enthusiasts, offering adventures ranging from mild to wild. It is less than a one hour drive from the Deep Creek Lake area making it an easy daytrip.
The name Ohiopyle was derived from a native american indian word “ohiopehhla” meaning white frothy water – which you will find in abundance on the Youghiogheny River.
Incredible scenery and fun activities draw people to this quiet town in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. Here are just a few of the “must dos” when visiting:
-Explore a 27 mile section of the 135 mile Great Allegheny Passage trail on foot, by bike or with cross country skis.
-Experience whitewater rafting in a prime location. Go with a guide or set out on your own – outfitters will make sure you have all the right gear.
-For a family friendly paddle, try out the calm and scenic middle Yough.
-If you are not up for a whitewater challenge, there are scenic overlooks where you can take photos and watch the rafters as they take on the river.
-Make time to stop by Cucumber Falls to see the water cascade over a 30 foot drop. This is one of the most photographed waterfalls in PA.
–This riverfront town is home to lots of great eateries too!
Plan your next trip to Deep Creek, and make time to venture out to discover the surrounding area too!