Pittsburgh October 02, 2017
The Little Known Park Near Pittsburgh That Is Calling Your Name
Doesn’t the fresh air just feel so good any time of the year, but particularly in the fall and in the spring? There’s just something about spending time outdoors that so rejuvenating. Pittsburgh promises plenty of outdoor activities – from hiking to kayaking – but sometimes a park, like this enchanting park near Pittsburgh, is just the perfect setting for a day outdoors.
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Buhl Farm Park, about an hour from Pittsburgh, lays claim to a pretty impressive fact. It houses "The only free golf course in the United States."
Bring (a minimum of) four clubs and one putter for your game on the nine-hole golf course that's open from mid-April to September.
The free golf course is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Play a game of disc golf on the disc golf course or challenge a friend to a game of tennis at the tennis courts.
Stay cool in the shimmering pool that offers season passes in the summer. The pool features lounge chairs, changing rooms, and concession stands. Or, go kayaking on Lake Julia.
Bring your kids and pooches to the lush park in Hermitage, which offers a sprawling playground for kids and Paws Place Dog Park for the furry ones.
Stroll through the Children's Butterfly Garden to enjoy the tranquility of nature.
You never know who you might run into at this 262 acre park developed by Frank Buhl and his wife, Julia, at the beginning of the 20th century.
Buhl Farm Park hosts numerous events throughout the year, including concerts and bird walks. Upcoming events include Fall Fest on October 14, Oldies & Funk Dance on November 17, and Breakfast with Santa on December 9.
Programs are also available at various times throughout the year. During the summer, for example, first through sixth graders can sign up for a summer youth program.
The park transforms into a winter wonderland when the snow falls with visitors lacing up their ice skates for a glide around Lake Julia. A stroll around the park's fitness trails also provides picture perfect moments.
Sit under the canopy of the gazebo, anytime of the year, to watch the sun sink behind the Western Pennsylvania landscape.
Spend an enchanting day at Buhl Farm Park, open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Buhl Farm Park
715 Hazen RoadHermitage, PA 16148
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