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Best Places To Take A Walk In Pittsburgh

June 2, 2011 6:00 AM

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Lace up your sneakers and leave your car keys behind! In the world of souped-up SUVs and lighting-fast sports cars, many of us forget that where we need to go may only be a quick walk away. Whether you’re looking to sneak in some more exercise or to be more environmentally-friendly, many areas in and around the city are perfect for strolling. Check out some of these suggestions from PopCity Media.
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Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Friends of the Riverfront, Inc.
33 Terminal Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 488-0212
www.friendsoftheriverfront.org

Walkers, runners, cyclists and even rollerbladers can enjoy the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, which runs 21 miles along the city’s riverfronts. The trail’s urban location and riverside appeal make it an exciting place to go for a morning jog or to take the kids for a bike ride. Trail maps are available on the Friends of the Riverfront’s website.

South Side Slopes

www.southsideslopes.org

Living on the South Side means that the higher up you go, the better the view. The neighborhood is split into two areas- the Slopes (with the great view) and the Flats. But no matter the area, the pedestrian convenience of the South Side can’t be beat.

Allegheny Commons

Allegheny Commons Initiative
c/o Northside Leadership Conference
East Allegheny Commons Professional Building
4 Allegheny Center, Suite 601
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 330-2569
www.alleghenycommons.org

Take a trip out to Pittsburgh’s Northside to Allegheny Commons, and you’ll be strolling through a piece of history. As Pittsburgh’s oldest urban walking park, Allegheny Commons has been ahead of the walking trend for some 130 years now. Efforts are being put forth to make sure the park stays for generations to come. Visit their website for an interactive map which includes tree identification and other points of interest around the park.

Walking Tours (Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-5808
www.phlf.org/phlf-tours-events/walking-tours

Explore even more of Pittsburgh on-foot by taking a walking tour with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. The foundation offers free walking tours on Fridays and Saturdays in May through October which focus around various historical landmarks throughout the city. Check out their website for detailed schedules.

Read more about places to walk in Pittsburgh by checking out Jen Saffron’s original article for Pop City

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