Parks Around Pittsburgh

State, County and Local Parks in the area!

Laurel Ridge State Park

1117 Jim Mountain Road, Rockwood, PA 15557

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, PA to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties.– Read More…

North Park

303 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101

Centered around Marshall Lake, North Park provides outdoor recreational opportunities in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Hiking, biking and fishing are among the popular activities in the park. There is also a BMX trail, ice skating rink and tennis courts available, along with a dog park.– Read More…

Laurel Mountain State Park

770 Ligonier Road, Rector, PA 15677

High atop Laurel Ridge at close to 3,000 feet in elevation, Laurel Mountain State Park features a family-oriented downhill skiing area and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Ligonier Valley. The slopes and trails provide opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and the lodge is a cozy place to eat and enjoy the view.– Read More…

Linn Runn State Park

770 Linn Run Rd, Rector, PA 15677

The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking and cabin rentals. Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream that has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls.– Read More…

Laurel Summit State Park

Linn Run Rd, Somerset, PA 15501

This scenic picnic area is operated by the Bureau of State Parks. The 6-acre area offers picnic tables, a pavilion, water, and restroom. The area is 2,739 feet above sea level and several degrees cooler than surrounding towns.– Read More…

Kooser State Park

943-997 Glades Pike, Somerset, PA 15501

In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park. The parks original design character was stamped by the Civilian Conservation Corps projects of the 1930s that established the existing lake and most of its use areas, its architecture and site details. The parks basic appeal lies in its intimate areas which are most suited for family outings and small groups.– Read More…

Raccoon Creek State Park

2996-2998 PA-18, Clinton, PA 15026

Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the parks beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land.– Read More…

Yellow Creek State Park

170 PA-259, Penn Run, PA 15765

The 2,981 acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first travelways in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the educational programs. The 720 acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers.– Read More…

Point State Park, Pittsburgh

Point State Park

101 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The land on which the Point is situated is a central point for the region today and has been for over 200 years.  At these “Forks of the Ohio”, the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers come together to form the Ohio River.  This was a strategic point for the British and French, who were battling it out for control of the interior prior to the American Revolution.  The 36-acre park now features walking paths and scenic views, but was once the site of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, as well as the Blockhouse (built in 1764, the oldest building in Western Pennsylvania.)  Due to its central location, Point State Park is the site of many citywide events throughout the year, including the Regatta, Marathon and Fourth of July Celebration.– Read More…

Hartwood Acres Mansion

Hartwood Acres

200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Hartwood Acres is a quiet County park, based around the Hartwood Mansion, the park’s centerpiece. There are guided tours of the mansion and cultural events hosted within. Horse, cross country and hiking trails cover the park and are plentiful.– Read More…

Frick Park, Pittsburgh

Frick Park

1200 Lancaster Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

One of the City’s best kept secrets, Frick Park is an oasis in the middle of bustling development. It is well-known for its many hiking and biking trails and secluded locations, as well as the popular “Blue Slide Park” on Beechwood Blvd. Dog lovers also frequent the park, using the trails and the large “off-leash” area.– Read More…

Schenley Park Pittsburgh

Schenley Park

1 Overlook Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Schenley Park’s proximity to both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University ensures a high level of activity. There are several attractions in the park, including Phipps Conservatory, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course and the Oval sports complex & ice skating.– Read More…

Round Hill Park Farm

Round Hill Park & Farm

934 Round Hill Rd, Elizabeth, PA 15037

Round Hill Farm is the centerpiece of Round Hill Park, located in a rural setting of the county. The farm is in operation, an is open every day for visitors looking for a farming experience.– Read More…

Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park

W Park Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

The gently rolling hills, lush forests and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year over one million people visit the 16,725-acre park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices.– Read More…

Bear Run Nature Reserve

Bear Run Nature Reserve

Mill Run, PA 15464

In the heart of the beautiful Laurel Highlands lies Bear Run Nature Reserve. This property, owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, is actively managed to preserve the native plants, animals and surroundings.– Read More…

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle, PA 15470

Situated on 19,000 acres as a gateway to the Laurel Highlands, Ohiopyle features all the outdoor opportunities of a state park. It is best known for the 14 mile river gorge of the Youghiogheny, home to some of the best white water rapids in the eastern United States! Take advantage of one of the many guided rafting tours, or tour privately.– Read More…

Ryerson Station State Park

Ryerson Station State Park

361 Bristoria Road, Wind Ridge, PA 15380

Ryerson Station State Park is in Greene County in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border. The 1,164-acre park features the 62-acre Ronald J. Duke Lake that is named in memory of a former manager of the park.– Read More…

Mcconnells Mill State Park

McConnell’s Mill

2697 McConnells Mill Rd, Portersville, PA 16051

McConnell’s Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders and is a national natural landmark. A gristmill built in the 1800s is open for tours.– Read More…

Laurel Hill State Park

Laurel Hill State Park

1454 Laurel Hill Park Rd, Somerset, PA 15501

Laurel Hill State Park consists of 3,935 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park. Laurel Hill is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forest lands. A trail system invites visitors to hike and explore the park and observe the diversity of plants and wildlife.– Read More…

Keystone State Park

Keystone State Park

1150 Keystone Park Rd, Derry Township, PA 15627

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures.– Read More…