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PNC Park: America’s Most Beautiful Park is Worth a Road Trip

PNC Park: America's Most Beautiful Park is Worth a Road Trip

PNC Park, the new home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, opened to rave reviews in 2001, and is still regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s premier fields.  PNC is the fifth home of the Pirates.  It combines the charm of Forbes Field, the team’s third home, with the scenic riverside location on the North Side of an even earlier venue, Exposition Park. After touring all

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Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Pittsburgh is well-known for steel, sports, higher education and medical facilities, but what many may not expect is the great beauty the city and surrounding communities have to offer.  A perfect way to explore this natural splendor is the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.  The trail, 24 miles in length, will wind you through various neighborhoods of the city along all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers.  Popular among

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The Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage

When the pioneers pressed westward settling the country, some of the greatest obstacles they faced were the Allegheny Mountains.  Although not as steep and foreboding as the Rocky Mountains that settlers would later encounter as the nation grew and expanded, the older, thickly forested Allegheny Mountains of the mid-Atlantic posed problems for explorers, merchants, and homesteaders.  Centuries later, they still are formidable, but you can

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Pittsburgh on Two Wheels

Pittsburgh on Two Wheels

You may have seen Pittsburgh on foot, by car, from a boat, from the overlooks on Mt. Washington, or maybe even from a plane when you’ve flown over the city.  But have you ever seen it from a bicycle?  There’s something special about seeing the ‘Burgh from a bike.  Like walking, it brings you up close and personal with the city.  With the wind whipping

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The Pittsburgh Marathon: Competitors Have the Run of the Place

The Pittsburgh Marathon: Competitors Have the Run of the Place

The streets are closed to traffic and music fills the air.  People line the streets cheering. The city puts out the welcome mat. No, a dignitary or the president isn’t visiting.  The hoopla is for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Pittsburgh hosted its first marathon on May 5, 1985. In addition to the marathon, there is a half marathon, a team relay, a kids’

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Ten Free & Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Ten Free & Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

The saying goes:  There is no such thing as a free lunch (unless you hit your local warehouse club and treat yourself to the samples).  While there may not be a free lunch, there are still plenty of free, fun things to do in and around Pittsburgh.  The Allegheny County Parks – The county parks are a treasure trove of free fun.  Throughout the warmer months, the

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Ten Common Trees Found in Our Neck of The Woods

Ten Common Trees Found in Our Neck of The Woods

Since Pittsburgh is located in Pennsylvania, which means “Penn’s woods,” you know the region must have many trees. Sometimes you don’t really appreciate how thickly forested the area is until you travel to another part of the country. The first time I visited Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the trees are few and far between, I saw a T-shirt that said, “The Wyoming State Tree.” It was a

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Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh area is a great place for golf. In fact, the region has produced one of the game’s legends, Arnold Palmer, and has one of the premier courses in Oakmont Country Club. You may not be on par with Palmer, but there are numerous country clubs in the area where you can polish your game and have some fun at the same time. Below

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Pittsburgh Kids – Family Time in the ‘Burgh 

Pittsburgh Kids - Family Time in the 'Burgh 

Remember when you dreamed of having a family with little ones running about?  Well, now that the dream has come true, it is your duty not only to love, clothe, and feed them, but have a little fun with them in the process.  Keep in mind, these years pass by quickly so take lots of pictures and enjoy each and every day!  Believe it or

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The Pittsburgh Marathon: Competitors Have the Run of the Place   

The Pittsburgh Marathon: Competitors Have the Run of the Place   

The streets are closed to traffic and music fills the air.  People line the streets cheering. The city puts out the welcome mat. No, a dignitary or the president isn’t visiting.  The hoopla is for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. On May 5, 1985, Pittsburgh hosted its first marathon, and in 2011, the city hosted the 22nd running of the 26.2 mile foot race. 

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