VO North program specialist Brandi Miller-Parrish will be flipping the flapjacks for us following our Pancake Paddle led by volunteer trip leader Heather Toth. The activity is this Sunday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
We’ll launch from shore and paddle the cove, enjoying the morning sunshine and keeping a lookout for birds and wildlife. Meanwhile, at nearby Bear Run Campground, Brandi will be preparing pancakes and a variety of toppings for us (including locally grown berries…yum!), sausage, coffee and juice.
Rise and shine, folks, and join VO North for a tasty paddle that’s guaranteed to please your palate.
Over 70 Venture Outdoors trip leaders, their friends and family, celebrated at North Park Lake on Friday, May 4th at the annual Spring Trip Leader Social. The event, put on by Trip Leader Council and VO Staff, is an opportunity to thank our dedicated volunteers the best way we know how — with food, activities and awards! Read more
Who’s ready to hit the rivers this summer with some kayaking? Season Pass tickets are available now! This year’s Season Pass holders can enjoy unlimited kayaking at all three locations of Kayak Pittsburgh from May through October. Read more
Thank goodness it’s Friday! Nine paddlers celebrated the end of another work week on the Allegheny River last Friday. Ominous skies threatened rain in the morning and early afternoon, but trip leader Rich Ferro refused to lose hope. By 5 o’clock, the clouds had lost their shadows and a cool breeze allowed for a beautiful evening on the water.
With highs in the 70s and sun in the forecast all weekend long, is it too early for an Indian Summer? This Saturday and Sunday head out on the trails or grab a paddle with Venture Outdoors for a variety of fun outdoor pursuits. Sign up for any of the activities below and bring a friend for $15 off the total cost of two admissions*. Just enter WARMOUT at Checkout.
An outdoor celebration at Allegheny Commons capped off the 2011 Highmark Family Outdoor Festivals, and we went out with a bang. Saturday, August 27th was our biggest festival of the summer!
Many of our paddling trips head up the Allegheny River to Washington’s Landing and back, but the 3Rivers Paddle Series is designed for you to experience all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers and a few unique streams and islands along the way!
Our kayaking activities at Porter’s Cove in Moraine State Park are a hit! Participants are loving the peaceful lake and unique setting and paddles are selling out in advance. To accommodate the increased interest we’re adding weeknight paddles to the summer and fall schedule. But first check out some of the feedback from participants so far:
“I sit behind a desk all week, and thought that my adventure days were over. I never would have tried paddling without this Venture Outdoors offering.” Read more
We’ve been ready and willing to make our kayaking debut at Moraine State Park ever since May 3. The slight break in the rainy weather finally allowed us to offer our first kayaking activity on May 23 and it was worth the wait!
Yes, the forecast is dreary, but come on Pittsburgh take advantage of your official 10-day weekend, Great Outdoors Week! In celebration of Great Outdoors Week, we’ve got a slew of hikes, bike rides, rock climbing adventures and paddles scheduled between Friday, May 13 and Sunday, May 22. It’s all leading up the culmination on Saturday, May 21st – the Venture Outdoors Festival!