Parks Around Pittsburgh

State, County and Local Parks in the area!

Laurel Ridge State Park

1117 Jim Mountain Road, Rockwood, PA 15557

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…