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

Laurel Highlands | 4 Scenic Drives Within 55 Miles Of Pittsburgh

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Place : Laurel Highlands

120 E. Main St.
Ligonier, PA 15658
(724) 238-5661
                www.laurelhighlands.com

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

Conemaug Lake | 4 Scenic Drives Within 55 Miles Of Pittsburgh

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Place : Conemaugh Dam

1665 Auen Rd., Ste. A
Saltsburg, PA 15681-9302
                www.connemaughdam.com

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

 

Keystone State Park | 4 Scenic Drives Within 55 Miles Of Pittsburgh

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Place : Keystone State Park

1150 Keystone Park Rd.
Derry, PA 15627-3679
(724)-668-2939
                www.keystonestatepark.com

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

Laurel Caverns | 4 Scenic Drives Within 55 Miles Of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Place : Laurel Caverns Park
              200 Caverns Park Drive,
Farmington, PA 15437
(724) 438-3003
www.laurelcaverns.com

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? 

What’s the best way to see all that America has in store? A road trip, of course! With its beautiful landscapes and historic places. But before you go on your next adventure through these parts check out our list for inspiration- there are plenty things worth seeing along this route from Delaware River State Forest with their trails winding through state forests or scenic Laurel Highlands Scenic Drive where views can be seen stretching as far away overhead like they do below ground level due or take a break for some fort necessity at one if America’s oldest hospitals – Erie Insurance Company Building.

Route 30 is a driving route that takes you through some of America s most scenic forests and small towns. The Allegheny National Forest, for example, has hiking trails to get the blood flowing in your legs as well as incredible views from atop high points along this section which stretches across Pennsylvania Dutch country all way down south into Maryland!

The Susquehanna River flows through Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. It’s a long river with winding roads that lead to hiking trails along its banks or scenic spots like Lake Erie where you can stretch your legs after driving for miles on smooth asphalt highways

The National Geographic has this great article about The Civil War in America which I would recommend reading if it interests ya!

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