Urban Hike is a free guided walk around one (or several) of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The guided hike is led by a group of volunteers who carefully research each route and invite experts from the neighborhood to come speak to the group on local history and neighborhood development. If you like history, exploring or you are looking for a way to learn more about Pittsburgh, then Urban Hike is for you.
I have attended many of the past Urban Hikes, which has led to discovering all kinds of secrets about Pittsburgh. The John Woods House, aka the 2nd oldest house in… Read the rest
I know it is not officially the last day of summer, but labor day sure feels like the last day of summer. I’ve spent the past week trying to check a few more items off my annual summer bucket list.
One of my personal favorite outdoor activities in Western Pennsylvania is stand-up paddleboarding. If you have been wanting to try out this sport, and trust me – it is beginner friendly, this weekend is the perfect weekend.
The weather forecast for labor day weekend is PERFECT – sunny and hot, but not too hot. My favorite paddle boarding outfitter, Surfsup… Read the rest
Sorry for the last minute post, but just learned about this meeting and wanted to help spread the word. One of the more interesting discussions about public space in the East End over the past few months has been around the future of the Enright Parklet. A small public park located in East Liberty. Google maps shows that Enright Parklet is in the middle of the Penn Plaza green space, from the street, I am not sure if this space looks very green, so it would be easy to miss this little park if you were just driving down Penn… Read the rest
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
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 great people in Pittsburgh who are helping to get more people on the river and I am no longer… Read the rest