Outdoor Fun & Recreation Around Pittsburgh

Get outside and take advantage of the area’s trails, bikeways, rivers and terrain with these outdoor activities!

Casparis Cave and Scenic Area

Casparis Rd, Connellsville, PA 15425


Casparis Cave lies high above the nearby town of Connellsville, PA, above the Youghiogheny River as it passes through Chestnut Ridge. It has also been known as “Casparis Mines”. This is a wet cave, with natural springs and a “rain room”.Read more…

Mahoning Creek Lake

126 Dam Site Road, New Bethlehem, PA 16242


Visitors will delight in the scenic beauty that envelops the project. There are wondrous views along forested pathways and small inlets along the lakes shoreline.Read more…

Laurel Caverns Park

Laurel Caverns

200 Caverns Park Rd, Smithfield, PA 15478


Laurel Caverns is located on top of (and within) Chestnut Ridge, covering 435 acres and boasting Pennsylvania’s largest cave.  Two miles of passageway await the caver looking for an adventure, most of which remains undeveloped.  This is a great place for aspiring spelunkers to begin because the park enforces safety measures that are usually absent in wild caves.  It also offers reasonably priced “family guided” tours all day long through the “developed” part of the cave.  These tours are about an hour long and are both fun and educational.Read more…