Wrapped in rivers, intertwined with trails and packed with parks, Pittsburgh is full of outdoor adventure. Bike, walk or rollerblade miles of riverfront trails, soaking in fantastic urban views. Bicycle rentals are available along the trail. Guided hikes offer another way to see the city. Pittsburgh boasts a lush and diverse landscape and is filled with endless recreational opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast.
Don't just take our word for it! Pittsburgh is celebrated as the 5th Best City for an active lifestyle as named by WalletHub and our spectacular Downtown riverfronts have been named the #5 in the Best American Riverfronts list by USA Today's 10 Best poll.
Western Pennsylvania is home to some of the most diverse landscape in the U.S. On foot, by bike or in the water, the ways to experience Pittsburgh and Allegheny County trails and parks are endless. Hike, bike, hunt, fish or ride through the many beautiful city, county and state parks. If your wanderlust reaches beyond the city limits, head off on the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage, which begins at Pittsburgh's Point State Park, links with the C&O Canal Towpath in Maryland and then takes you all the way to the nation's capital for a spectacular 335-mile trail adventure! Take time to enjoy a detour on the Montour Trail - 60 miles of scenic pedestrian & bicycle rail-trail from Coraopolis on the Ohio River to Clairton on the Monongahela. Download the Official Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests App for iPhone and Android before setting off on your visit to Pittsburgh and its countryside.
The Pittsburgh region provides almost unlimited opportunities for fishing and boating fun. If you like lake, river or creek fishing, there's a place for you and boat accesses are plentiful. Pittsburgh's rivers are ideal for sculling, kayaking, canoeing and powerboating. While visiting Pittsburgh, take advantage of the easily accessible boat launches and marinas along Allegheny County's three rivers.
Pennsylvania is home to more than 500 public golf courses, with many of the best located in the Pittsburgh area. With eight courses all rated an "outstanding" four out of five stars by Golf Digest, you'll enjoy championship play that is second to none.