Kayak instruction and safety courses

Courses + Workshops

AO staff is Leave No Trace Master Educator and American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayak Instructor Certified. From beginner to seasoned paddler, we have something for everyone. Check out our courses and workshops.

 Backpacking gear rentals in the Allegheny National Forest

Backpacking Gear Rentals

At more than 500,000 acres, the Allegheny National Forest is Pennsylvania's premiere backpacking destination, and the closest thing we've found to "backcountry" in the state. Tents, packs, stoves and water filters - rent high quality gear!

 Guided kayak trips on the Allegheny River

Guided Trips

Women on the Water trips, moonlight paddles, fall foliage and snowshoe hikes! From beginner to experienced, our guided trips are a great way to meet and connect with other paddlers and hikers.