Kayak Pittsburgh

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North Shore is OPEN for kayak and bike rentals!

North Park is open for both kayak and bike rentals.

Welcome back!

Kayak Pittsburgh is now open daily for the 2015 season at both our North Shore and North Park locations.

Monday through Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Last boats at 7:00 PM)

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Last boats at 7:00 PM)

Weather and Water Conditions Permitting!

See you soon!

 

Kayak Pittsburgh a project of Venture Outdoors

Our kayaks are flat-water kayaks which are longer and more stable than the whitewater kayaks which come to mind for most people. We like to describe flat-water kayaks as being similar to canoes but easier to steer. I’m sure you have seen our bright yellow kayaks navigating the three rivers in the heart of Pittsburgh. We opened for business in 2004, and we have continued to expand our fleet and add new locations to make it possible for EVERYONE to get on the water!

Kayaking is easy to learn and is great for beginners. No experience is necessary and most folks learn how to manage a kayak in 10 to 15 minutes.

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OUTDOOR News

  • Professional Adventurists – Our Trip Leader Specialists

    July 13, 2015

    By: Iris Bejgrowicz, Trip Leader Specialist

    A few weeks ago, we were introduced to the first batch of our trip leader specialists. Now, it is time to introduce the remaining three! Say hello to the rest of the Summer 2015 Trip Leader Specialist team:

    Alex KeimAlex Keim

    From the land of ice and lake effect snow (Erie), Alex has joined the team after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communications. Our mission of getting everyone outdoors is one that Alex believes in, and can have fun with too. Alex has been leading and assisting trips in kayaking,

     » Read more about: Professional Adventurists – Our Trip Leader Specialists  »

  • Pittsburgh from the Seat of a Bicycle

    July 8, 2015

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    By: Kathi Radock, Membership Director

    Venture Outdoors recently had the pleasure of hosting travel writer and photographer, Joe Baur, for an urban bike tour of some of the many fantastic views of our city.

    Led by longtime Venture Outdoors Trip Leader Jen Brown, their route included stops along the South Side and Hot Metal Bridge, Allegheny Commons, Three Rivers Regatta, Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Monongahela Incline and Mt. Washington.

    Pittsburgh-Fireworks-JoeBaurPlease visit Joe’s website for more photos of his day spent with Venture Outdoors and his reflections on his trip.

     » Read more about: Pittsburgh from the Seat of a Bicycle  »

  • Professional Adventurists – Our Trip Leader Specialists

    June 29, 2015

    As we are well into our 2015 summer season, many members of Venture Outdoors may have already seen some our new Trip Leader Specialists out and about whether they’ve been leading trips, baiting hooks at TriAnglers, or at some of our Free Member Social Outings, like July’s Free Family Fishing Derby outing! All of our Trip Leader Specialists are multi-talented and bring unique perspectives to our organization. If you haven’t had a chance to meet in person yet, allow us to introduce you to a few of our new staff members.

    TLS of the Month: Eric Schnitter

    EricJune’s TLS of the month is recognized for his hard work and willingness to jump into programs in a pinch.

     » Read more about: Professional Adventurists – Our Trip Leader Specialists  »

  • We’re #1! PA’s Rails to Trails System

    June 22, 2015

    by: Jacob Very, Program Administrator

    RailsMany of us are familiar with the rails to trails system in our area; the most notable being the Great Allegheny Passage that stretches from our fair city of Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. to complete a 335 mile bike path. Did you know that Pennsylvania actually has the most Rails-to-Trails in the entire country? With an astonishing 170 trails already established (and more in process), PA is a whopping 52 trails ahead of the second-place state – Michigan with 118.

    All 50 states have some kind of Rails-to-Trails presence. Originally,

     » Read more about: We’re #1! PA’s Rails to Trails System  »

  • Tyke Hikes and Silly Strolls

    June 15, 2015

    By: Iris Bejgrowicz, Trip Leader Specialist

    Tyke 2Kids inspire fresh and creative ways of interacting with the world…that’s why Venture Outdoors is excited to offer such a variety of family-friendly programs for the families with tykes in tow.  From exploring the outdoors on Tyke Hikes to hula-hooping in the Open Streets, Venture Outdoors continues to connect children to the great outdoors.

     

    Tyke Hikes: fostering a love of the great outdoors at an early age!

    TykeTyke 1Our spring programs have been off to a great start this year with the annual Tyke Hike Bunny Hunt in Schenley Park to kick off April.

     » Read more about: Tyke Hikes and Silly Strolls  »

Kayak Pittsburgh

Kayak Pittsburgh

North Shore is OPEN for kayak and bike rentals!

North Park is open for both kayak and bike rentals.

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