If you are in Pittsburgh and want to enjoy beauty with lush of greenery, mountains, beautiful foliage and rich fields?? Well, Pittsburgh has to offer some of the most picturesque drive and that too just within 60 miles. Exciting, right??
So, lets us dip into some of the places within 60 miles of Pittsburgh that can satisfy your wanderlust.
1. US-30 E to Ligonier
Place : Laurel Highlands
120 E. Main St.
Ligonier, PA 15658
Distance : about 40 miles one way
Time To Visit : dawn to dusk
The breath-taking drive is through mountain curves and rich foliage. This seems like a drive through infinite green valley is sure to mesmerize you with its beauty. When it’s a blooming season, the nature here paints itself in beautiful abstract painting and once you are strong enough to take your eyes off its beauty (and it is impossible), you can treat you family with tons of activities here like amusement park trills, play, golfing, hunting, hiking and obviously loads of shopping.
2. Route 22 to Kiskiminetas River
Place : Conemaugh Dam
1665 Auen Rd., Ste. A
Saltsburg, PA 15681-9302
Distance : about 41 miles one way
Time To Visit : Dawn to Dusk
Conemaugh River Lake is one of the 16 flood control projects in Pittsburgh. This historic site is a perfect place to enjoy blossoming foliage and mountain views. The first two miles are worth noting for its developing architectural marvels as the drive is surrounded by roads leading to suburbs. The best thing about this drive is, it is mainly a highway route, so it’s not bumpy and really comfortable.
This place allows you to do hiking, picnicking, hunting and canoeing also. So, if you are planning to make a trip to this place, contact the park office at (724) 459-7240 if you wanna organize a guided tour (which must be scheduled at least a week before visit) or just stroll around at your own pace enjoying the beautiful views. Rangers conduct the tour and explaining the functioning of the dam.
3. Route-22 to Derry Township
Place : Keystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park Rd.
Derry, PA 15627-3679
Distance: about 42 miles one way
TIME-OF-VISIT: dawn to dusk
This attractive park is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The drive, mainly highway, is full of manicured crops and lush green fields. This park has lot in its pocket to offer you like picnicking, fishing, boating, camping, hunting and a lot of winter activities like ice fishing, ice skating and sledging.
They also have cabins to stay, if you are looking into spending a weekend there. Just make sure to call them before hand to find their hours as it varies from season to season.
4. Route-22 to Derry Township
Place : Laurel Caverns Park
200 Caverns Park Drive,
Farmington, PA 15437
Distance: about 50 miles one way
The drive to this largest cave in Pennsylvania is breath-taking. Being it a beautiful sunny day, when you can enjoy the colors of blossoms over the lush forest or select a romantic rainy day to see pearl and diamond sized rain drops over the mountain side. If you are lucky enough you might even get to see a beautiful rainbow!
Let us know in comments below, which of this is your favorite drive?