Pittsburgh September 08, 2017
8 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take Around Pittsburgh
Between the scorching heat of summer and the frigid days of winter, Pittsburgh transforms into an artist’s masterpiece. Vibrant colors paint the landscape. Pumpkin spice and other popular scents fill stores and homes. The chilled air provides the perfect atmosphere for PIttsburghers to get outside and enjoy the new season. Here are eight picture perfect fall day trips to take around Pittsburgh.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Fall Foliage Train – 409 South Perry Street, Titusville, PA 16354
Embrace the rustic beauty of a Pennsylvania fall. Board one of the fall foliage train rides offered by the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. The three hour excursion allows riders to go to the open air gondola to feel the fresh fall air and get another view of the foliage. Fall foliage tours are set for October 1-22, 2017. Trains run Wednesday through Sunday, departing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Saturday and Sunday trains leave Perry Station at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
2. Molly’s Trolleys – 125 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Spend the afternoon viewing the fall foliage from the top of Mount Washington then hop aboard Molly’s Trolleys’ Terror Trolley. Be prepared for chills as you uncover some of the area’s most haunted places. The Terror Trolley runs at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in October.
3. Gateway Clipper Fleet – 350 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Kick back and relax as you cruise down the three rivers this fall. The Gateway Clipper Fleet’s fall foliage cruise promises spectacular views, music, dancing, games, and a delicious lunch buffet. The four hour cruise is set for October 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21.
4. Triple B Farms – 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063
Climb aboard a hay ride to Triple B Farms’ pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkins. Triple B features a full menu of fun fall activities – hay rides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, visiting the farm animals, and rubber ducky races. Triple B Farms annual Fall Festival kicks off on September 16 and runs through Halloween weekend.
5. Cool Spring Corn Maze – 537 Franklin Road, Mercer, PA 16137
Get lost in an epic corn maze – with the latest theme The Greatest Show on Earth – at Cool Spring Corn Maze. Cool Spring also offers plenty of other fun activities, including an indoor corn maze, hay rides, mountain slides, pony rides, and gemstone mining.
6. Trax Farms – 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332
Go pumpkin picking at Trax Farm, which kicks off its annual Fall Festival on September 30. After pumpkin picking, get lost in a corn maze, climb a rock wall, visit the petting zoo, or enjoy a pony ride. The Fall Festival runs from September 30 and every weekend through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7. McConnells Mill State Park – 1761 McConnells Mill Road, Portersville, PA 16051
Feel the crisp fall air on your skin when you spend an autumn day at McConnells Mill State Park. The rustic fall colors provide the perfect backdrop for a picnic or a hike along one of the park’s nine miles of trails.
8. Kerber’s Dairy – 1856 Guffey Road, Irwin, PA 15642
Kerber’s Dairy has been a popular fall destination for Pittsburghers for years. Enjoy a scenic tour of the sprawling farm aboard a hay ride. The annual Pumpkin Days features hay rides, farm animals, mini golf, and delicious ice cream. Pumpkin Days are set for Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in October.
After embarking on some of the best fall day trips around Pittsburgh, hit the road on this
fall foliage road trip. Address: 350 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Address: 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 Address: 1856 Guffey Road, Irwin, PA 15642 Address: 1761 McConnells Mill Road, Portersville, PA 16051 Address: 125 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Address: 409 South Perry Street, Titusville, PA 16354 Address: 537 Franklin Road, Mercer, PA 16137
Address: 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063