Spring/Summer 2011 Story Starters

Baseball

The Alleghenies is home to a number of minor league affiliate baseball teams as well as amateur baseball tournaments. Blending America's pastime with outdoor recreation can make for a close-to-home staycation that makes the whole family happy.

Birding

Birdwatching in The Alleghenies provides a unique opportunity to discover more than 250 species that call the skies above the region home. From common varieties to rare and endangered species, the landscape of The Alleghenies provides a habitat suitable for an impressive collection of birds ready to challenge the spotting skills of bird watching enthusiasts.

Boating/Paddling

With more than 20,000 acres of open water, The Alleghenies offers a variety of activities from flat-water paddling on a calm lake to sail boating with a gentle push of the wind to an expanse of whitewater experiences to wide-open spaces for motorized boating. There's a stretch of water waiting to be explored in the region.0

Cycling

The Alleghenies has a long history of welcoming cyclists. Operating the largest pro-amateur road race in the country, and successfully hosting the 1992 Olympic Road Trials has earned the region the honor of being named one of the "five top bicycle areas in the country" by Bicycling Magazine.

Fishing

From nationally recognized trout streams for the abundant rainbow, brown and brook trout that swim their waters, to deep lakes of record stripers, the waters of The Alleghenies draw anglers from far and wide. With more than 20,000 acres of lakes and 9,500 miles of streams, The Alleghenies offer exciting challenges for anglers of all levels.

Motor Touring

It's the thrill of a black ribbon of open road winding through a landscape of rich history and remarkable scenery. The adventure of new places to explore, new people to meet and new sights to see at every turn. The freedom to go where the road leads, carving through the deep valleys and ancient peaks of an unforgettable region. The next time the road calls, answer it in The Alleghenies.