Pittsburgh August 19, 2017
These 7 Charming Waterfront Towns Near Pittsburgh Are Perfect For A Daytrip
Sure, we Pittsburghers might not be lucky to live along the Atlantic Ocean. But, we’ve got something just as good. The Three Rivers promise plenty to do: from dining on the shore to kayaking in the water. Journey a bit further from town, however, to discover seven charming waterfront towns near Pittsburgh that are perfect for a day trip.
Spend a delightful day along the Allegheny River in Foxburg. The charming town of only 177 offers plenty to do outdoors, including golfing, biking, hiking, and dining at Allegheny Grille overlooking the river. Wander through the Red Brick Art Gallery and Gift Shop. Indulge in gourmet, locally made chocolates at Divani Chocolatier. And, sip wine at Foxburg Wine Cellars.
Stay closer to home with a trip to the enchanting town of Oakmont. Sat along the Allegheny River, Oakmont exudes old fashioned charm with its brick roads, quaint shops, and eclectic restaurants. Indulge in a scrumptious dessert from Oakmont Bakery. Take in a movie at the historic Oaks Theater. Or, spend a few leisurely hours shopping.
Experience Parker, America's smallest city that hugs the Allegheny River. Go boating, canoeing, or kayaking on the water. Stroll around the town then sit down for a scrumptious meal at Bob's Place Restaurant or Riverstone Lounge and Grill.
Soak up the breathtaking views of the Allegheny River from the charming town of Kittanning. Stop by Buttermilk Falls and feel the mist of the waterfall on your skin. Meander along the river on a boat. Or, take in a riverfront concert at Riverfront Park. End your day with a meal at one the town's scrumptious restaurants such as Downtown Bar & Grill, Allegheny Mariner, or Dizzy Lizzie's Restaurant.
5. East Brady
Drink in unspoiled views of Easy Brady and the Allegheny River from Brady's Bend Overlook. Spend a few hours fishing or boating in the river. Relax at the Old Bank Deli & Coffee Shoppe with hand dipped ice cream or a hearty sandwich.
Marvel at the shimmering Shenango River in Sharon. The site of the annual FireWater, when the river is lit with fire, Sharon offers plenty to do. Stock up on all your favorite chocolate treats at Daffin's Candies. Channel your inner artist with a paint date at Circle K Pottery. Or, go back in time with a delightful meal at Donna's Diner.
Discover just why Freeport's slogan is "A Jewel Along the Allegheny" when you spend a day in the town of less than 2,000 residents. Spend a few hours exploring the river on a kayak or a canoe. Then enjoy an old-fashioned homemade meal at Lucy's Riverside Cafe. Treat yourself to a homemade dessert at Meighan's Bakery.
Which of these seven waterfront towns near Pittsburgh is your favorite? If you’d like to spread your wings and travel a bit further, visit one of these
riverfront towns in Pennsylvania.