Pittsburgh is surrounded and intersected by bodies of water. It’s why we’re called the City of Bridges: so that we can get from point A to B without getting wet! Test the waters with recommendations from Riverlife president and CEO, Matthew Galluzzo that get you on or close to Pittsburgh rivers.
ArtWalk on the Allegheny, a project of Riverlife, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Allegheny Regional Asset District, brings immersive artwork and engaging programming along two miles of riverfront trail on the Allegheny between Point State Park and the Strip District. Commissioned public artwork like Invisible Ecologies, an installation of industrial birdhouses by Future Green Studios, and Black Flowers, a mural by artist Camerin “Camo” Nesbit, are some of the pieces you’ll find along the way.
Allegheny Landing Park & Public Dock
12 Federal Street
Riverlife led and recently completed construction of the public boat dock at Allegheny Landing. With its colorful public art and gorgeous skyline, it is the perfect location for photographers, picnickers, and boaters alike. Join the Tri-Anglers on Wednesdays for Venture Outdoors’ free lunchtime fishing program, where everything is provided for you to get some fresh air and catch bass, catfish, carp, and more.
350 W. Station Square Drive
Climb aboard the Good Ship Lollipop. There’s no better place to experience the city from the water than aboard one of the famous vessels of Pittsburgh’s Gateway Clipper Fleet. Tour guides are full of fun facts and information about Pittsburgh from the ground — or, rivers — up.
West End Bridge to 31st Street Bridge
Ride, walk, or jog the Loop. As Riverlife continues to move forward with the Complete the Loop vision, there are a number of signature moments along the 15-mile, 1,055-acre network of riverfront trails, open spaces, and parks between the West End Bridge, the Hot Metal Bridge, and the 31st Street Bridge. Make sure to check out our riverfront gems: the Water Steps on the North Shore, the majestic fountain at Point State Park, and the South Shore Riverfront Park.
Story by Matthew Galluzzo
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