About 30 miles west of the city of Pittsburgh, an hour drive by car, along the Kiskiminetas River sits the very tiny Borough of Saltsburg. If you have been reading IheartPGH this summer, you know that I have been spending a lot of time learning about local historic preservation, which has given me the opportunity to learn about many more places of historic interest. Which is exactly how the town of Saltsburg came across my radar. I have been learning about the big beauty of this tiny borough from a friend who is as passionate about promoting Saltsburg, as I am about preserving Albright United Methodist Church.
In August, while taking the long way home from visiting yet, another historic church, I happened to pass through Saltsburg. Here are a few photos of the river, and some of the buildings. I love the how the tarp has been painted to replicate the storefront.
If you are new to Pittsburgh, or are like me and sometimes get too busy to leave the city. The colors of the fall leaves in Western Pennsylvania are not to be missed. According to the experts, fall is falling into place a little late this year, which means that next few weekends are an ideal time to step outside of the city and explore some of the countryside. If you are looking for a place to start, check out Saltsburg this weekend.
Saltsburg is for Cyclists
Turns out there is a lot to see and cycle in Saltsburg. Everyone talks about the Great Allegheny Passage trail, but you might not know much about the Trans Allegheny Trails, a collection of Trails that sits between Pittsburgh and State College. From Saltsburg you can hop on the Westmoreland Heritage Trail and the West Penn Trail. You can read more about the Trans Allegheny Trails and the 13 trails that make up the system here.
A Half-Square Mile of Historic Buildings
According to Wikipedia, the land area of Saltsburg Borough is .5 square miles. In this tiny town, you will see examples on Georgian, Federalist, Amish, Victorian and Deco architecture on the same street as well as a city block with three pre civil war buildings.
See Saltsburg on Saturday, October 17
Saltsburg lovers are working to restore some of the towns most historic buildings and make this a stop for cyclists and kayakers. This Saturday, October 17, there is a free event to show off Saltsburg in all of the beauty of Fall in Western Pennsylvania. Bring your bike or just come for the BBQ and music. Some of the best folks in the ‘Burgh will be there to highlight the history and historic preservation in this little borough.
- Beer will be provided by Braddock’s own The Brew Gentlemen.
- Live music provided by the Beagle Brothers with special guest Kevin Kuts of Coal Mountain Ramblers & Mark Pipas
See Saltsburgh, PA
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Beer, BBQ, & Music