Pittsburgh September 23, 2018
Fall Is Here And These Are The 8 Best Places To See The Changing Leaves In Pittsburgh
Fall’s officially here. And, we all know what that means. The beautiful Pittsburgh landscape transforms into an artist’s masterpiece of vibrant colors. We can, of course, view the fall foliage by simply looking out of our front or back windows at home, at work, or even in our cars. But, if you want to get out there and really experience the beauty of fall, check out some or all of these eight places to see the fall foliage in Pittsburgh.
1. Frick Park
Drink in the spectacular colors of fall at Frick Park, which sprawls across 644 colorful acres. Immerse yourself in the colors of fall by embarking on one of the trails that crisscross the park and lead deep into the woods. Or, simply find a quiet bench to sit and admire the autumn scene.
Frick Park is located at 1981 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
2. Schenley Park
Stretching 456 acres, Schenley Park offers sweeping views of the Pittsburgh skyline. During autumn, the park's drenched in fall's brilliant colors. Embark on one of the trails - like Panther Hollow Trail - that winds through the park and promises stunning views.
3. Riverview Park
Tucked on the North Side, Riverview Park's 259 acres boast several wooded trails and is home to the Allegheny Observatory. For sweeping views, stand on one of the hilltops. Or, embark on one of the wooded trails, such as the the 2.7-mile Riverview Loop Trail.
Riverview Park is located at 159 Riverview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214.
4. Gateway Clipper Fleet
Climb aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet's Fall Foliage Cruise for spectacular views of the fall foliage from the river. The three-hour cruise promises plenty of brilliant colors. And, enjoy a fall foliage brunch of such favorites as scrambled eggs, sausage links, and French toast with maple syrup. The cruise also features games and dancing.
5. Moraine State Park
Journey just about 45 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh to Moraine State Park for sweeping views of the fall foliage. Pack lunch and enjoy a picnic on the edge of Lake Arthur, where you can admire the colorful trees surrounding you. Or, hit one of the nearly 30 miles of hiking trails that will allow you to explore the park, the fallen leaves crunching beneath your feet.
Moraine State Park is located at 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville, PA 16051.
6. Ohiopyle State Park
Drive just over an hour and 15 minutes to Ohiopyle State Park for some of the best fall foliage in the area. Head to one of the viewing areas for Ohiopyle Falls to admire the gushing water with a backdrop of orange, red, and gold leaves. Of course, Ohiopyle State Park also boasts a network of hiking and biking trails, also ideal ways to view the fall foliage.
Ohiopyle State Park is located at 124 Main St., Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
7. McConnells Mill State Park
How lucky are we to be within driving distance of some of the state's most beautiful state parks? McConnells Mill State Park, just six miles from Moraine State Park, is also an idyllic spot to view the fall foliage. Hike or bike one of the more than 11 miles of trails to soak up the fall colors.
McConnells Mill State Park is located at 1761 McConnells Mill Rd., Portersville, PA 16051.
8. Keystone State Park
A 45-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh, Keystone State Park offers plenty to do all year around. Admire the fall foliage by renting a boat and paddling around Keystone Lake. Enjoy a picnic among the trees. Or, head out on one of the eight miles of trails that wind through mature hardwoods, forests, and wooded areas.
Keystone State Park is located at 1150 Keystone Park Rd., Derry, PA 15627.
Where’s your favorite spot to view the fall foliage in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments! Then,
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