Get Out of Town!
Outdoor fun never had it so good. The countryside surrounding Pittsburgh has something for every outdoor enthusiast - from hiking and biking on hundreds of miles of wooded trails, to kayaking and canoeing on rivers and boating on lakes.
Put on your hiking shoes to check out the beautiful McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County. This national natural landmark is situated on the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Don't forget to check out the gristmill, built in the 1800s, which is open for tours.
You'll find an abundance of wildflowers and wonderful river views along the Greene River Trail in Greene County. The five-mile greenway passes through an old mine complex. You may want to do a self-guided driving tour of the seven covered bridges in the county, too!
Located in Butler County, about an hour north of Pittsburgh, Moraine State Park is a popular spot for boating, sailing and fishing. The focal point of this 16,000+ acre park is picturesque Lake Arthur and its 42 miles of scenic shoreline. There's a sandy beach for swimming an excellent lakefront bike trail, too!
Get your golf shoes on! In Mercer County, you'll find more than 25 challenging courses of inspired design, including the world's only free golf course, The Buhl Farm Golf Course. 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.
It's life in the fast lane at the BeaveRun MotorSports Complex, a world-class facility located in Beaver County. Whether it's racing, training or being a spectator, this is a true car-lover's paradise.
Armstrong County's premiere hiking trail, the Baker Trail, covers 141 miles and extends from Freeport, Armstrong County to the Allegheny National Forest. This hiking trail follows forest paths, old jeep trails and dirt roads through woods, gamelands, and farmlands and is marked by yellow blazes.
Be one with nature at the Buttermilk Falls Natural Area in Indiana County. This site 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 Pittsburgh, get outside and work your thighs as you bike along 22 miles of riverfront trails! Several bike rental options are available through Golden Triangle Bike Rentals. Then, give your upper body a workout by kayaking on the Allegheny River. Single and tandem kayak rentals are available through Kayak Pittsburgh. This urban adventure will have you coming back for more!
So what are you waiting for? Head to Pittsburgh and its Countryside for great outdoor adventure!