Pittsburgh May 08, 2017
10 Things You Must Do Underneath The Summer Sun In Pittsburgh
Summer’s just around the corner. And it’s never too early to start planning your summer adventures. Pittsburgh and a bit beyond promise plenty to do underneath the golden summer sun. Here are just some of the very best things to do in Pittsburgh during the summer of 2017.
To read more about each of the best things to do in Pittsburgh this summer, click on the individual headings.
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. Cucumber Falls – 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Cool down on a hot summer day with a visit to Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park. Descend down stairs to see the 30 foot waterfall from the base or get a bird's eye view from above. Enjoy the view from the waterfall and feel the cool mist spray down on you.
2. Bear Run Campground – 184 Badger Hill Road, Portersville, PA 16051
Go camping this summer at one of the area's most beautiful camping spots: Bear Run Campground. On the edge of Moraine State Park, the lush campground features primitive camping if you want to pitch a tent or park your RV and also offers rental cabins. Spend your nights gazing at the stars and your days playing in the pool, horseback riding, and kayaking.
3. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, 449 Camp Ground Road, Harrisville, PA 16038
Take camping to a whole new level with the ultimate glamping experience at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest. Sure, you can stay in a traditional tent or you can opt for something a little more glamorous like a yurt or a cozy cabin. Jellystone Park promises plenty to do for day visitors and campers, including mining for gems, swimming, playing a few rounds of mini golf, and shooting hoops.
4. Seven Springs Mountain Resort – 777 Water Wheel Drive, Champion, PA 15622
Escape to the mountains for an action-packed day of adventure at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Slip down the Alpine Slide or play among the trees on the Screaming Hawk Zipline or the Laurel Ridge Zipline. The sprawling resort also offers summer tubing and relaxing scenic chairlift rides.
5. Stone Villa Wine Cellars – 1085 Claypike Road, Acme, PA 15610
Lift your wine glass and toast the breathtaking surroundings when you visit Stone Villa Wine Cellars. Promising an idyllic way to spend a warm summer day, the picturesque winery in Acme, just an hour outside of Pittsburgh, boasts more than 20 different wines. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the patio and watch to the live entertainment, which is scheduled regularly.
6. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden – 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA 15071
Stroll along the winding paths at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, which promises one of the best things to do in Pittsburgh, especially during the summer. Plan to spend at least two hours if you want to explore the entire garden. You'll discover a shimmering pond, footbridges, a fairy garden, and exploration stations for the kids. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including deer, frogs, and butterflies.
7. Go Ape Nature Park – 991 Tennis Court Road, Allison Park, PA 15101
Play high above land at Go Ape Adventure Park in Allison Park. Face numerous challenges on the treetop obstacle course, broken into five different sections, including ziplining and crossing rope bridges. The obstacle courses boasts 41 different challenges and usually takes a minimum of four hours to complete.
8. Destiny Hill Farm – 1069 S Main Street, Washington, PA 15301
Walk among the flowers at Destiny Hill (Lavender) Farm. You'll meet Luther, the farm's beloved donkey, cross a quaint footbridge, pass a field of sunflowers, and breathe in the sweet scent of lavender. Destiny Hill Farm hosts a Lavender Festival each summer.
9. Raccoon Creek State Park – 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050
Spend a lazy summer day lounging on the beach at Raccoon Creek State Park. Only 30 miles from Pittsburgh, the state park boasts a charming 500 foot sand beach and a concession stand. If you grow tired of soaking up the sun or playing in the water, explore other parts of the park by hiking, biking, or horseback riding.
10. Sahli Nature Park – 194 McKinley Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Stop for a moment and embrace nature at Sahli Nature Park. Listen to the birds. Watch the ducks swim. Feel the golden sunshine. The fairy tale nature park offers plenty of trails to hike, natural benches, a waterfall, swings, and a butterfly nursery.
What other things do you think belong on this list of best things to do in Pittsburgh during the summer of 2017? Share below! Then,
click here to read about the seven best free things you can do in and around the Burgh this summer. Address: 449 Camp Ground Road, Harrisville, PA 16038 Address: 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 Address: 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050 Address: 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA 15071 Address: 991 Tennis Court Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 Address: 1085 Claypike Road, Acme, PA 15610 Address: 184 Badger Hill Road, Portersville, PA 16051 Address: 1069 S Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 Address: 194 McKinley Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Address: 777 Water Wheel Drive, Champion, PA 15622