About Us



About Us


We’re a member-supported local non-profit organization working to make it easy for you to get outside. We offer over 500 Public Programs a year including kayaking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, fishing, cross country skiing, and geocaching trips. We have activities for all ages and skill levels, and travel to local, city, county and state parks around the region. See all of our upcoming Public Programs by visiting our Activities Calendar.

Have you seen the yellow kayaks on the rivers of Downtown Pittsburgh or on North Park Lake? Yep, that’s us too!  Kayak Pittsburgh is a kayak rental concession open May through October on the waters of Downtown Pittsburgh, the lake at North Park, and Aspinwall Riverfront Park.

We also offer a variety of private Group and Youth Programs. We can help you get your youth group, employees or scout troop outside in a fun and social setting. Please visit our custom outings page for more information.

Our Members make this all possible (and they receive discounts on public programs as one of their Member benefits). Join us today!

In 2016, we had a lot of great adventures! With the help of dedicated staff, volunteers, and members we got more people outside than ever before! Read all about it in our 2016 Annual Report