If you are new to Pittsburgh or just eager to explore a new neighborhood than this is the activity for you. Every month from April to September the Urban Hike team plans out a hike around a different Pittsburgh neighborhood. The hikes are free but the group usually stops for lunch after the hike.
Urban Hike – Marshall Shadeland
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Meet in front of the red LED sign that marks the entrance to the ALCOSAN plant. It’s just past the intersection of New Beaver Street and Tracy St., 15233. Public parallel parking is available on the nearby side streets, so give yourself a few extra minutes to park and join us at the sign.
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This hike will include a tour of ALCOSAN followed by some other sights in the Marshall-Shadeland area. Here is the description of the hike from the organizers…
Urban Hike loves to explore new perspectives in Pittsburgh and our Marshall-Shadeland hike is no different. Not only will we take in this city neighborhood’s streets and sights from above, we’ll look into what’s below too! Our hike starts early at the ALCOSAN (that’s short for Allegheny County Sanitary Authority) plant that provides wastewater treatment services to 83 communities including the City of Pittsburgh. You’ll never look at a drain the same again.
After the ALCOSAN bus tour concludes, we’ll get our exercise on by climbing some of Marshall-Shadeland’s hills. This hike will be a bit brisker than most, with fewer stops to outweigh the extra time we’ll spend on the tour at the beginning. But just in case you’re not convinced to come out, rain or shine, with us… we’ll sweeten the deal just a bit more. A pit stop at a neighborhood ice cream and coffee café. Yum.
I think this is a great way to explore Pittsburgh, and get some exercise. It’s cheap too!