Latest Ohiopyle State Park Stories

2008-09-19 00:00:16

By Chris Foreman The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on Wednesday bought a 197- acre tract bordering Ohiopyle State Park for $760,000 in funding provided from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The property at 209 Ohiopyle Road in Stewart in Fayette County was owned by the Passavant Joint Declaration of Trust. Upon closing, the conservancy conveyed the property to DCNR as a permanent addition to the popular park, which encompasses more than 19,000 acres....

2008-09-01 00:03:06

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Twenty years ago, a group of local musicians approached the rangers at Ohiopyle State Park about holding a small concert there. The rangers agreed and the Music in the Mountains Festival was born. Barbara Wallace, naturalist at Ohiopyle, said that the mission of the festival is to "showcase local musicians and interpret the history of Ohiopyle State Park and the surrounding area." Wallace said she is pleased with the way the program has grown. "When this festival...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.