Room to Roam

Whether you love the excitement of a fresh snowfall or the hazy days of summer, enjoying nature comes with the territory in Pittsburgh. We’re unabashedly outdoorsy, and our topography is a big reason why: within about a 90-minute drive, you can explore our famed rivers, play in the mountains or set up shop on the beach.

Each season offers new opportunity to reconnect with the outdoors in a different way, all year round, including three inviting riversrolling highlandsmountains and verdant forests.

Like living in a national park


acres of public parks


of Pittsburghers are a 10-minute walk from a park or green space


skiing and snowboarding resorts within 100-miles of Pittsburgh

Play Outside

Bike or hike the 333-mile Great Allegheny Passage from downtown Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. (just cross over the Mason-Dixon Line, pop over the Eastern Continental Divide, and trek through the Laurel Highlands)

Golf courses galore, with some of Golf Digest’s top courses across Pa. in Pittsburgh

Lakes, rivers and streams for fishing or kayaking

Boating. Enough said.

Photo Credit: Laura Ice, Visit Butler County

Beaches that feel like the ocean

Leaf peeping in the fall

Ice skating in the winter

Gardens, woodlands and more to explore at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

UNder the Bright Lights

When the gates open again, we’ve got the best seats in the house to watch the pros play.

Pet Friendly

Hundreds of acres of dog parks

Student’s from the Vet Tech Institute walk dogs along the river park along Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Interested in making the move?