One of the most amazing things about Pittsburgh is the variety of forests, woods, parks, gorges, and seemingly forgotten natural places it has scattered throughout the city. You’re never far from taking a walk, run, or ride in nature in the city.
While the Parkscore rankings omit Pittsburgh from the top 50 cities for parks in the US, I’d argue that’s a major omission. The city’s unique topography and history has created a number of ways for people to enjoy nature in the city. Five city parks and over 2,000 acres of park land are withing walking and driving distance for anyone, and a number of county and state parks add to the possibilities. I’m biased because I have a special connection to Pittsburgh, but it’s definitely one of my favorite things about the city.