Pittsburgh is among several cities highlighted by NBC News for its fine foliage that can be enjoyed within city limits.
Riverview Park, built in the early 1890s on one of the highest points in the county, “offers some fantastic views of the changing foliage, not only in the park, but beyond,” Sexauer said. When in the heavily wooded Frick Park, the city’s largest, “you don’t realize you are in an urban setting,” he added. A quick drive to Schenley Park provides panoramic vistas of the downtown and easy access to walking trails. In October, Gateway Clipper Fleet offers a number of journeys to “experience the beautiful colors of fall from the decks of our riverboat,” with food and entertainment, like half-day Fall Foliage Cruises ($50 for adults, $16 for children) and several nine hour cruises along the Ohio River. Venture Outdoors, a nonprofit, will sponsor its Fall Foliage Ride on the Great Allegheny Passage on Oct. 7—an easy 22-mile round-trip to "celebrate the peak of fall foliage as we bike the oldest section of the Great Allegheny Passage." Riders will travel to Confluence, “a charming valley village,” where they can eat packed lunches or choose from a list of bike-friendly restaurants ($15 for non-members).
Original source: NBC News
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