Best Places for Whitewater Rafting in Pennsylvania

by Nia Scott

Jul 8, 2018

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Pocono Whitewater

There is something for everyone at Pocono Whitewater. For rafting, it’s possible to choose your whitewater thrill level from calmer, family-style rafting to epic dam releases. The dam release route is four–five hours of 17 rapids through the Pocono Mountains. The easier route is shorter and more scenic. Besides the rafting, you can partake in hiking, biking or paintball.


Ohiopyle, Pa.

The Youghiogheny River flows in Ohiopyle — one of Pennsylvania’s largest state parks. Called Yough (yawk) by the locals, the river is a popular place for rafting and kayaking. The river has three sections that cover all levels of experience. The rapids range from Class I to V. There are multiple companies to choose from, but White Water Adventures is highly rated and popular among visitors to the area. If it’s your first time on this river, sign up for an escorted tour because the river can be tricky to navigate.


Cheat River

Cheat River in Albright, W. Va., is the largest, free-flowing Class IV and V River on the East Coast. It covers land in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania, although there are only a handful of companies that do the trail from both states. Laurel Highlands is one of the few that does this run at its headquarters in Ohiopyle, Pa.


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Adventures on Pitcairn Island

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Riad Le Bel Oranger, Marrakesh, Morocco

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