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Description - 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh by Donna Ruff

From a city of smokestacks to a city of culture, technology, and trees, Pittsburgh's revitalized city parks, abundant state parks, tranquil state forests, and enhanced riverfronts offer endless opportunities to hike and explore. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh has something for explorers of every ability and interest. Diverse hikes include Frick Park, which can be combined with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center (free); Ohiopyle State Park, with views of the beautiful Youghiogheny River and Cucumber Falls; Beechwood Farms, where kids and adults can opt to participate in nature programs and walks; and Mt. Davis Natural Area, where hikers can stand on the highest point in Pennsylvania. History buffs will love Bushy Run and its museum and other historical site/hike combinations. Those seeking solitude will relish time spent walking in lovely Todd Sanctuary or one of the scenic and tranquil destinations of Forbes State Forest. Beautiful river, lake, waterfall, mountain, wildflower, and historical walks are all in your backyard. From the city's riverbanks to the Laurel Highland mountains of the south and southwest to the lakes and meadows of the north and northwest, every hiker will find trails to their liking in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780897325912
ISBN-10: 0897325915
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Menasha Ridge Press Inc.
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press Inc.
Publish Date: 10-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donna Ruff

Donna Ruff has traveled extensively, following her passion for the outdoors and the environments and cultures of the world. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she makes her living as a freelance writer and editor and small business owner, writing and managing technical publications. A Pittsburgh resident, her interests have led her to many countries, but she enjoys the diversity and beauty of Southwestern Pennsylvania.