Pittsburgh January 12, 2018
by Beth Price-Williams The Park Near Pittsburgh That You’ll Want To Visit Again And Again
Have you ever noticed how good the fresh air feels when you breathe it in? Especially after you’ve been inside, trapped by a snowstorm or by unbearable heat. You can find plenty of places to go outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy nature – all year around – in and around Pittsburgh. Pine Ridge Park near Pittsburgh provides the perfect setting for a day out among nature.
Nature's beauty - and plenty to do - awaits at Pine Ride Park in Blairsville, less than an hour's drive from downtown Pittsburgh.
The 635-acre park, a popular spot in Indiana County since it opened in the mid-1960's, welcomes visitors all year-around.
Winter provides the perfect backdrop for a day of cross-country skiing, hiking, or just meandering along one of the trails that crisscross the park.
Cross a picturesque footbridge that passes over Tom's Run. The mountain stream, which runs through the park, is a popular spot for fishing for trout.
Pine Ridge Park boasts plenty of opportunities for family-friendly activities, including picnic pavilions, grills, and...
Playgrounds, shaded by trees in the spring and in the summer. Despite a pond near the lodge and the stream, swimming is
not permitted in Pine Ridge Park or any other Indiana County Parks.
Carve some time out to play a round or two of disc golf. The nine-hole Pine Ridge Park Disc Golf Course challenges players with a variety of holes, each with an average length of 282 feet, including uphill and downhill holes.
Explore the park and you'll also discover a hidden cemetery that dates to the 1800's. Little is known about the cemetery, with county officials surmising that it contains a family plot.
Pine Ridge Park also rents out its rustic lodge. Plan your special event at the lodge, a spacious spot with stone fireplaces, a kitchen, rooms for activities, and restrooms. Lounge on the outdoor deck as you gaze at the beauty around you.
Visitors can rent either Pine Lodge
or one of the three picnic pavilions in the park.
Pine Ridge Park
998 Pine Ridge Road
Blairsville, PA 15717
Click here for more information.
Have you been to this park near Pittsburgh? What do you love most about it? If you prefer to stay closer to home, plan a visit to
Pittsburgh’s oldest park.
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