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For proof that the best things in life are free, it doesn’t take more than a late spring or summertime visit to the magnificent rose garden at Renziehausen Park located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania just outside of Pittsburgh.
Get outdoors, and soak up the sun on a trail this summer! The Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania is home to more than 700 miles of hiking and biking trails. Every trail varies in length and difficulty, [...]
In a day and age where we seem to plan out everything, I find it extremely exhilarating and quite freeing to just go for it without having a plan in place. [...]
This January, Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly voted in the Clarion River as the state’s 2019 River of the Year. The Clarion River meanders through the narrow valleys and hardwood forests of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region for 110 miles, [...]
If you’ve never gone, you should take some time to lavish in spring splendor at Longwood Gardens. Located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, this 1,000+ acre botanical garden is worth a visit in any season, but especially in Spring. During their...
Spring days bring the promise of outdoor fun. The sunshine is warmer. The air smells fresh, with a soft scent of spring. Bird songs drift in the breeze. The forest lands of the Allegheny National Forest, located in northwestern Pennsylvania, reawaken with a blush of spring green. [...]
Traditionally, I am not the outdoorsy type of person. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the great outdoors, it’s not always my first choice when choosing an activity. One day, as I was trying to find something that would entertain a ten and eleven-year-old, I remembered a trip with my family to Ohiopyle State Park. [...]

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