Exploring the Butler-Freeport Community Trail on Foot or by Bike

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is a converted rail trail that opened in 1992. The trail spans approximately twenty miles between the outskirts of Butler and Freeport and offers a great opportunity to surround yourself with nature on an easy-to-navigate path.

We took our bikes out on this one and did an out-and-back ride on the entire trail, and in this one we wanted to share a bit more about what it is like!

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Hiking Dead Man’s Hollow for Factory Ruins and Nature

Dead Man's Hollow near McKeesport is a 450-acre park with approximately 8 miles of hiking trails. While this one could be considered a beautiful green space on its own right, there are actually a number of highlights you can see here when hiking as well!

We visited this one on a beautiful spring day and had a rather amazing time out in nature.

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Your View of Pittsburgh – Local Views from Around the Region

As part of our virtual coverage of all things Pittsburgh, we had several suggestions to publish a post sharing other people's views from their window or street. We loved this idea as it helps break up the monotony of seeing your same view day-in, day-out.

So come along on a virtual tour of the region through Pittsburgher's windows and nearby streets!

The following are some of our favorite images that have been submitted so far. If you would like to participate, click here to read our full rules and submit your photo.

Note: All photos are user-submitted for this article and credited at the request of the individual author.

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18 Pittsburgh Webcams to See Animals, City Views, Nature, and More

Want to take a trip around Pittsburgh but can't leave your home? We found a number of unique webcams offering views of our region. From the skyline to nature, wildlife, and our unique roads, there are several great options to choose from!

Please note: This article does not feature direct embeds of 3rd party webcams (only ours). To view any webcam, click the link to be taken to their respective host.

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Latrobe Area Historical Society Shines a Light on the City’s Past

We really love going to historical societies when we visit nearby cities and boroughs. These small, often one or two-room museums offer fascinating displays and artifacts that highlight a large cross-section of the region's history.

This is no different in Latrobe, where the Latrobe Area Historical Society operates a modest exhibit where you can learn more about the city's past!

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15 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh in March – Spring is Coming

Pittsburgh in March can be hit or miss depending on the weather. Some years we get an early spring and it is a beautiful time to be outside. Others, the winter dreariness continues on.

As such, if you are looking to get out and explore Pittsburgh this month you'll need to be aware of the weather before making plans.

So in this month's feature, we have a mix of indoor and outdoor options to have you covered no matter what the forecast is!

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Visit Phipps Conservatory for the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

The Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, aptly themed “Out of This World” for 2020, brings these two beautiful plants (both favorites of ours) to the forefront of the Conservatory.

As always with our show features, we wanted to share a few of our favorite rooms from this show and hope you'll make it out to visit for yourselves!

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15 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh in February – Outdoor and Indoors in Winter

On the surface it seems like February is the month where things quiet down in Pittsburgh. Winter is at its coldest, the month is short, and overall life moves at a slower pace than months in the more vibrant seasons of the year.

That being said, there are a number of things to enjoy in Pittsburgh throughout the month, and whether you want to get outdoors or stay warm inside we've got you covered in this one!

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15 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh in January – Enjoying the Heart of Winter

Winter is in full gear in January in Pittsburgh, which means it is time to either embrace the season or rush to a museum or favorite libation spot to stay warm inside.

No matter which you pick, there are many great things to do in Pittsburgh in January- so check out the following options to get a few ideas on where to start!

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