You can ride and hike the former rail road bed called the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) bike trail all the way from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC and make Yough Tree or Riverhouse a retreat from all the pedaling.
If the entire 200+ journey isn’t on your agenda, shorter day trips from our homes are a great way to get some exercise and see the area. The trail is shady and follows the river, so even on a hot day it’s pleasant. Turn left at the end of our road (cross Yough River Bridge) and follow the Yough River downstream to Ohiopyle (11 miles) or turn right and follow the Casselman River to the town of Rockwood ( 18 miles). There is a well stocked bike shop in Confluence, Confluence Cyclery as well as shops in Ohiopyle and Rockwood. Looking for a bike tour, check out local company, Wilderness Voyageurs. For more information about the trail visit here.