TOP 10 WAYS TO ENJOY PITTSBURGH’S RIVERFRONTS THIS SUMMER
1. Pack a basket and picnic at The Highline: The Highline on the South Side offers some of the city’s most fabulous views. It is located conveniently on the riverfront trail, making it a go-to location to grab a coffee and meet up with friends. Make a day of it with a picnic basket and a camera.
2. Cool off at the Water Steps on the North Shore: A perfect family-friendly day on the riverfronts wouldn’t be complete without dipping your toes into the cool waters at the Pittsburgh Water Steps. Just remember to pack your sunscreen!
3. Ride your bike along the Great Allegheny Passage: The Mon Wharf Switchback makes the Downtown section of the trail as smooth as possible. The Switchback connects trail users from the Smithfield Street Bridge, Three Rivers Heritage Trail, and Great Allegheny Passage down to the eastern end of the Mon Wharf Landing. How far will you go?
4. Explore the city from the water: See Pittsburgh from a new perspective – on the rivers! We recommend hopping on a boat tour or renting a kayak to get out on the waters and experience the rivers for yourself.
5. Experience the Arts at Allegheny Landing: The Pittsburgh Creative Corps is back in 2022 to bring art and creative experiences to Allegheny Landing on the North Shore. From yoga to tango lessons, there is something for everyone. Learn more and sign up for events at riverlifepgh.org/pcc.
6. Pick up a new hobby: We’re not going to tell you to take the day off work, but … What sounds more relaxing than you, a fishing pole, and the quiet waters on a Wednesday afternoon? Join in on one of Western Pennsylvania’s most popular pastimes and enjoy quiet time on the water.
7. Dust off your rollerblades and skate over to Point State Park: Document your moment and turn into an internet sensation by posing for photos with your skates in front of Pittsburgh’s iconic Point State Park fountain. Be sure to tag us before you go viral at @RiverlifePgh on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
8. Try local cuisine at the Strip District farmers market: Nothing says summer quite like strolling through a neighborhood farmers market and picking up locally sourced goods.
9. Bond with your fur babies at a riverfront dog park: You can find luscious green space for your pets to run and play safely at several waterfront locations, including the South Side and Strip District.
10. Experience ArtWalk on the Allegheny: Take a stroll through Downtown’s Allegheny Riverfront Park near the Cultural District to view Invisible Ecologies, an installation by Future Green Studio, and Black Flowers, a mural by Camerin “Camo” Nesbit under the Ft. Duquesne Bridge.