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EveryBody Outdoors: Highland Park History Hike

March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


EveryBody Outdoors Series: You Belong Here

People of every size, shape, and weight deserve the chance to experience the amazing benefits of time spent outdoors with others. Venture Outdoors welcomes active folks in larger bodies to get outside this year through its series of size-friendly outings, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for each person. Each trip listing will give you the information you need to decide if the outing is right for you: active time and pace, general route and terrain, and if any experience is needed. You can look forward to a variety of monthly activities throughout the year, all in a positive and welcoming atmosphere in which we will celebrate all shapes and sizes. Join us for one outing, join us for all. This is where you belong.

Highland Park History HIke

Nestled in Pittsburgh’s East End, Highland Park boasts one of the prettiest green spaces in the city. Part of the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy, this area is one of city’s most used regional parks and features a beautiful Victorian era entry garden complete with gardens, fountain, and reflecting pool. It also boasts a recently updated Super Playground and a public pool.  Bring your curiosity as we hike through this lovely space, making a double loop around both the main reservoir and the outlying trails. Along the way we will learn about the history of the neighborhood of Highland Park as well as the park itself. Also plan on seeing some of the statuary and memorials for which the neighborhood is known.

This outdoor experience will cover approximately 2 miles and is suitable for all levels of experience and ability. We have set aside 2 hours for this outing; the actual time in activity will be around 90 minutes. While the area we cover will not be large, there will be a few longer hills, as well as a few steps, over a combination of pavement and dirt trails. We will always ascend and descend hills at a slow and steady pace. Check the forecast before the outing to dress best for the unpredictable March weather. Bring water to stay hydrated and wear supportive shoes appropriate for trails. Hiking poles are not required but highly recommended.

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March 12, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Highland Park Entry Garden
1467 N Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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