Get Outta ’Tahn with These 3 Pittsburgh Day Trips

Sometimes, we crave a little adventure but don’t feel like traveling too far from home. Molly Evans, VisitPittsburgh senior manager, suggests a few fun Pittsburgh day trips. 

Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob

Laurel Highlands
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is known worldwide and is a must-see attraction about one hour and 15 minutes from Pittsburgh in Ohiopyle State Park. Kentuck Knob is also a Frank Lloyd Wright home, just a few minutes down the road. Both beautiful homes and grounds should be on your bucket list, especially in the fall. While you visit, take advantage of being in Ohiopyle State Park and go hiking, biking, or picnicking. 

Moraine State Park

225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville
An ideal day trip for the outdoor adventurer is to Moraine State Park. With 71 miles of trails and 42 miles of shoreline, everyone can find something to do regardless of season. There are so many outdoor activities, such as biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snowmobiling, and more. Additionally, they have some wonderful festivals in the summer months like the Moraine State Park Regatta. 

Presque Isle State Park and Erie

301 Peninsula Drive, Erie
About 21/2 hours north is Erie. This is a perfect day-trip destination with a little bit of everything. Great restaurants, breweries, and distilleries, performing arts and cultural events, outdoor adventures, shoreline beaches, and more. 

Story by Molly Evans

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