Posts Tagged "Nature"


Last updated: 11/1/17The Todd Nature Reserve in Sarver, PA, is a 175 acre forest and wildlife sanctuary managed by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. Booking.com The land once belonged to W.E. Clyde Todd, a passionate bird watcher and Curator of Birds at the Carnegie Museum in the early 1900s who used to bird watch on the property. In an effort to keep the land a wildlife sanctuary for generations to come, Mr. Todd donated...

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Last updated: 10/19/17Mingo Creek County Park is a 2,600 park located in Finleyville, PA, about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. Booking.com With a beautiful paved walking trail along the creek, covered bridges, an observatory, and picnic pavilions abound, it should be no surprise that this park is often considered to be a favorite among residents of Washington County! What You Can See at Mingo Creek There are three major highlights at...

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Last updated: 10/3/17Ohiopyle is a 19,000 acre state park located in southwestern Pennsylvania, about an hour and a half south of Pittsburgh. Booking.com It is often considered to be one of the star attractions of the region as the park offers numerous hiking trails, historical landmarks, and so much more- making it impossible to see it all in any single visit. During a recent trip we tried the hike from Cucumber Falls to the Cascade...

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Last updated: 08/16/17Kane Woods Nature Area is a small greenspace with hiking trails in Scott Township. But what it lacks in size it makes up in tranquility and local history! Booking.com Kane Park Has a Historical Connection On the surface, Kane Woods looks like just another park in Pitsburgh’s plethora of green spaces. But when you dive down into it more, you find out that this particular spot used to be the home of General...

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Last updated: 08/2/17The Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens is a nature reserve in Oakdale, PA- located right next door to Settlers Cabin Park. The park opened in early 2015 on a 460 acre plot of land once used for mining and logging, and currently has about 60 acres that was transformed back into pristine nature and open for visitors to enjoy. Booking.com This one does require a payment for entry, and those who visit will enjoy a serene hike...

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