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Hiking

The Mid-State Trail is Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year and is right out our backdoor in Buchanan State Forest.

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Breweries + Wineries

Discover our favorite local breweries and wineries, including Olde Bedford Brewing Company.

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Shopping + Downtown Bedford

Take a ride to historic, downtown Bedford, PA – about 25 minutes north of River Mountain. This quaint downtown features boutique shops, restaurants, and Olde Bedford Brewing Company.

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Bike the C+O Canal Trail

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath (C+O Canal and GAP Trail) is a paved bike trail from DC to Pittsburgh.

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Canoe + Kayaking

Get out on the water with kayak and canoe rentals at these gorgeous mountain lakes near River Mountain.

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Fly Fishing

River Mountain is the perfect home-base for a fly fishing trip. Explore nearby Yellow Creek and Little Juniata River.

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Hiking

The Mid-State Trail is Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year and is right out our backdoor in Buchanan State Forest.

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Horseback Riding

Saddle up, slow down, and experience a trailride in the picturesque mountains and countryside of Bedford County.

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Mountain Biking

Ride the IMBA single-track mountain biking of the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake.

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“Nearby” Restaurants

Check out our favorite restaurants in Bedford, PA (about 22 miles away) and Cumberland, MD (about 20 miles away). Quick heads up, currently none offer delivery to River Mountain since we are a remote getaway.

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Hawk Watch

Located at 2850 feet above sea level, the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch is the highest birder hawk watch in Pennsylvania. The Allegheny Front offers a stunning panorama for bird watching, with visibility up to 20 miles on clear days. The Allegheny Front is renowned for its Golden Eagles.

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Deep Rooted Floral Workshops

Deep Rooted Co. Foraged and Floral Workshops

Deep Rooted Co. specializes in stunning organic floral and plant arrangements. Her workshops at River Mountain are a modern, organic way to get creative with friends.

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Shopping + Downtown Bedford

Take a ride to historic, downtown Bedford, PA – about 25 minutes north of River Mountain. This quaint downtown features boutique shops, restaurants, and Olde Bedford Brewing Company.

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Restaurants in Downtown Bedford

Check out some of our favorite restaurants in nearby Bedford, PA – about 25 minutes north of River Mountain.

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Canoe + Kayaking

Get out on the water with kayak and canoe rentals at these gorgeous mountain lakes near River Mountain.

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Fly Fishing

River Mountain is the perfect home-base for a fly fishing trip. Explore nearby Yellow Creek and Little Juniata River.

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Mountain Biking

Ride the IMBA single-track mountain biking of the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake.

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Covered Bridge Tour

Explore the covered bridges of Bedford County, Pennsylvania on this scenic driving tour just miles from River Mountain glamping cabins.

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Raystown Lake

Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely in Pennsylvania and a popular summer spot for explorers and day-trippers. The lake region offers mountain biking, boat rentals, and swim access.

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Maryland Tap + Pour Tour

Mountain Maryland’s Tap and Pour Tour was recently named “Best Beer/Wine/Spirits Trail” by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s 2021 ‘Best Of’ awards.

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