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Great Outdoors in Urban Setting

This is a pretty popular destination on beautiful days in Pittsburgh - and locals and visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jonathan B
Great! Magnificant blue water, great summer activity!

Enjoyable low traffic attraction, nice staff, clean new bathrooms before you check in, free... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
NYTravelers770
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a pretty popular destination on beautiful days in Pittsburgh - and locals and visitors typically take advantage of those days on the river. This is a great outfit that will rent you a kayak for river paddling and their downtown location is on...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Enjoyable low traffic attraction, nice staff, clean new bathrooms before you check in, free parking. They do not sell sunscreen, so make suer to bring your own, bring water, and zip lock bag for your cell. Site provides life jackets with zipped pocket where you...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had fun at North Park lake. Pros : Quick and easy check out Kind friendly service Great afternoon kith family Cons; Not the largest lake (not their fault) A bit spendy. I would recommend and will be back. Thanks

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We visit the North Park location--it is beautiful and relaxing. It is also reasonably priced and great value. If it is a busy and sunny day, plan that there may be a short wait for the kayaks

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time kayaking in downtown Pittsburgh. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Water was a little rough and its surprising that the entire area isn't a no wake zone. Views were great and it was a different experience. I would rather kayak in more...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

You can Kayak downtown or in a nice little park. They offer a variety of boats and the gear all seemed in decent shape. We rented a Canoe and got to bring our dog along with no hassle.

1  Thank Trish E
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went kayaking for my grandson's 5th birthday and it was so much fun. (one kayak was free due to his birthday). The staff was very nice and they explained everything before we went out. It was a great way to spend an hour, and...More

Thank emld75
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to do something different and try kayaking. The place is very easy to find and the instructor was very informative with the beginner's lesson. It took me a little time to get the hang of it but after a few...More

1  Thank tinky1242013
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I visited Pittsburgh on a Saturday, 9/4, and the first thing we did after checking into our hotel was visit Kayak Pittsburgh. My wife was very excited to do this so it was our first stop. Below is a summary of our...More

3  Thank Shaun H
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this adventure for young and old, experienced or novice. Reasonably priced. Vet get $5.00 discount and on your birthday it is free for 1st hour. Ideal way to see Pittsburgh from its waters. No parking on site but parking available within walking distance....More

Thank Joseph T
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Emchad08
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Response from Megan C | Reviewed this property |
If you rent through Kayak Pittsburgh no alcohol is allowed on their rental kayaks. You can find all their rules at their site. Search Venture Outdoors Pittsburgh and check out their FAQ for Kayak Pittsburgh page for more... More
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