Recreational activities coupled with spectacular autumn scenery make Pittsburgh and Its Countryside an ideal getaway.
Leaves turn. Sunsets linger. Pumpkins ripen for carving. Feel the cool winds of Pittsburgh and Its Countryside urging you to get outdoors this fall and enjoy. From hiking and biking on hundreds of miles of wooded trails, to kayaking and canoeing on meandering rivers or boating on pristine lakes, Pittsburgh boasts nine counties — all fun.
Put on your hiking shoes and visit McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County. Situated on the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, this national natural landmark features an 1800s gristmill that is open for tours.
Head along the Greene River Trail in Greene County and pass through an old mine complex. Take a self-guided driving tour of the seven covered bridges in the county, too!
Head to Butler County and Moraine State Park, a popular spot for boating, sailing and fishing. This 16,000-plus acre park features picturesque Lake Arthur and its 42 miles of scenic shoreline, not to mention an excellent lakefront bike trail.
Find more than 25 challenging golf courses of inspired design, including the world's only free golf course, The Buhl Farm Golf Course in Mercer County. And, at Quicksilver Golf Club in Midway, Washington County, you can play the course that the pros play! Quicksilver is a former host of the PGA Senior Tour.
Armstrong County's Baker Trail covers 141 miles and extends from Freeport to the Allegheny National Forest. Hike along forest paths, old jeep trails and dirt roads through woods, game lands and farmlands marked by yellow blazes.
Buttermilk Falls Natural Area in Indiana County features an impressive 45-foot waterfall and scenic woodland. The property was once owned by Fred McFeely, grandfather of Fred Rogers of children's television fame.
In downtown Pittsburgh, bike along 22 miles of riverfront trails. Rent a bike at Golden Triangle Bike Rentals. Then kayak on the Three Rivers with single and tandem kayak rentals available through Kayak Pittsburgh.
Fall provides the golden opportunity! So what are you waiting for? Fall into Pittsburgh and Its Countryside for great outdoor adventure.
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