If you like exploring, then you need to know about Urban Hike. This is a group of volunteers who plan out a fascinating route around a different neighborhood, town or borough. IheartPGH has participated in many of the past Urban Hikes. It was a stop at this church on the Sharpsburg Urban Hike that first got me thinking about church reuse. Earlier this Summer, I was inspired to write about the John Woods House (aka the oldest house in Pittsburgh) after sharing an Instagram photo I took during the Hazelwood Urban Hike.
This Sunday, October 18, 2015, Urban Hike heads… Read the rest
Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures & Micalla Mikus of Freeport Paddleboarding getting ready to race (Photo Credit: Mike Briggs)
A few years ago when my sister was in law school, she spent a summer working in Hawaii. She returned to the east coast with some legal knowledge, a tan and a love of surfboard sports.
I have become a huge fan of kayaking around Pittsburgh – if you haven’t seen Downtown Pittsburgh from a kayak, you are missing out. And I am now an even bigger fan of standup paddleboarding on the three rivers.
Fortunately for me, there are some… Read the rest
Maxo Vanka Murals, Millvale – 1 (Photo credit: the justified sinner)
Urban Hike is one of the best ways to check out the city and meet some new folks. The Urban Hike organizers have mapped out a route, found the best places to eat and lined up some local experts to share some local history. This hike to Millvale will make a stop to see one of the best kept secrets in Western PA – the Maxo Vanka Murals.
Urban Hike Millvale
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10am – meet at Jean-March Chatellier’s French Bakery, 212 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209… Read the rest
If you are a lover of the outdoors or a lover of outdoor documentary films – you don’t want to miss the Banff Mountain Film Festival which will be stopping in Pittsburgh this weekend. Hosted by Venture Outdoors this is a great chance to check out the best in outdoor films and to support Venture Outdoors programming.
This is the view of the Los Angeles river from behind my hotel in Studio City, CA
Even if you don’t consider yourself an outdoor lover – I think you will enjoy these films – which include some spectacular cinematography. I’ll admit that… Read the rest
Image courtesy of John Norton.
John Norton came to Pittsburgh from Australia in the early ‘80s, but it wasn’t until he moved Downtown in 2005 that he seriously began considering sailing the three rivers.
As he explained at a lunchtime talk on June 28 at Bruno Works, being immersed in downtown life and exploring the river trails made him wonder why he couldn’t have a sailboat. After all, there were already kayaks on the rivers. Why couldn’t the experienced sailor have a sailboat docked nearby, ready to be set out on whenever the conditions best suited him?
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