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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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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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Warriors Path to River Mountain

A River Mountain is, by design, an escape from the modern, digital world.

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A Bathtub of Stars

Our first trip to the River Mountain site was in late January 2019. It was the perfect winter day in the mountains — beautiful blue skies and fresh snow on the ground. I don’t remember our group’s exact, initial reaction as we drove down the gravel driveway, but I do remember…

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