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Five Fun and Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Fall

Five Fun and Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Fall

One of the greatest things about living in the Pittsburgh region is being able to enjoy four distinct seasons. Now that we are in the middle of the beautiful fall season, we can’t help but share some of the awesome things to do around Pittsburgh during this crisp, cool season. Oh, yes, they’re also FREE!

Here are five of our favorite free things to do in Pittsburgh in the fall:

Visit Trax Farms

This family-owned fruit and vegetable farm has been nestled in Pittsburgh’s south hills for more than 150 years! There are only a few days left to enjoy their 48th annual Fall Festival, but it is a must-do during this season. Admission is free and that includes live music, a petting zoo and all of the historic sites around the farm. For just a few dollars more, you can pick your own pumpkins, ride a pony or even climb a rock wall! Throughout the festival, you can buy farm-favorite pies, apple cider and more. Plus, each weekend, Trax Farms welcomes food trucks, so you can enjoy even more tastes of Pittsburgh. If you’ve already got plans this weekend, you may want to change them so you can get in a visit to Trax Farms.


Stop at Soergel Orchards

North of Pittsburgh is another favorite fall spot, Soergel Orchards! Their Fall Festival ends this weekend, too, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy seasonal family fun for all ages. Admission to the orchard is free and activities like a corn field maze, pumpkin painting and kid’s train ride are only a few dollars. There is food, face painting and truly something for everyone in the family! Oh, and don't miss the amazing garden center, unique gift shop and huge organic and gluten-free food shops! Don’t forget—the Fall Festival at Soergel Orchards ends this weekend!


Take a Walk in a Park

If you aren’t able to make it to Trax Farm or Soergel Orchards this weekend, don’t worry! There are still plenty of free ways to enjoy the fall season in Pittsburgh. In fact, within the city, you can find almost 2,000 acres of green space. Talk about some serious fall foliage among an already awesome skyline! Pittsburgh’s five city parks include Emerald View Park, Frick Park, Highland Park, Riverview Park and Schenley Park. Take your kids, your pets or even your bike. You’re sure to see all of autumn’s colors and a whole lot more!


Hit the Trails

If you’re looking for a little more than just a stroll in a Pittsburgh park this fall, check out some of the city’s trails. Yes, they’re free, too. In and around the city, there are trails for hiking, biking and also boating! From city steps to historic steel sites and, of course, our three rivers, fall is the perfect time to trek your way around Pittsburgh’s trails.


Check Out the View from Mt. Washington

Whether you live anywhere from Lawrenceville to Mt. Lebanon or Moon to Mt. Pleasant, you’d probably agree that one of the best views in Pittsburgh can be found atop Mt. Washington. It is absolutely free for pets and people to soak in the skyline along Grandview Avenue. If you’d like to stay a while, after you’ve feasted your eyes on the city’s incredible views, you can enjoy a truly delicious feast in one of Mt. Washington’s many fine restaurants.

Well, what are you waiting for? Fall is in the air, but some of these awesome autumn activities won’t be around for long! Get out there and enjoy some of these free favorite fall happenings in Pittsburgh!