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Mission Statement

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting everyone to the benefits of outdoor recreation throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. We provide a variety of activities that inspire an active lifestyle, promote the region’s unique amenities, highlight its excellent quality of life, and foster a greater appreciation for the environment.


Venture Outdoors offers over 500 public programs each year to people of all ages, skills, and backgrounds. Our year-round outings include hiking, biking, caving, rock climbing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, geocaching, kayaking, and more!

We also bring the Banff Mountain Film Festival to Pittsburgh each year and present our annual free and open-to-the-public Venture Outdoors Festival each May at Point State Park.

Each May through October, we also operate two Kayak Pittsburgh locations (North Park and North Shore) renting kayaks, bikes, and more to the public.


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by Sonia H. from Manor, PA (2008-09-04 01:34:23.0)
I think this is very important to have in & all across State of PA & all across USA also so that youth as well as adults will have a good reason to enjoy exercising & having fun & then we can hopefully erase the dangers of Childhood obesity & dangers of obesity in adults also & we then will no longer be able too see why Americans are obese like many talk shows cover today!!!