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Explore the natural beauty of Pittsburgh and western PA with these outdoor recreational opportunities, state parks, green technology, recycling, scenic drives, panoramic photos and more.
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Pennsylvania Caves & Caverns
A number of caves and caverns across the state of Pennsylvania offer everything from guide-led tours of beautiful stalagmite formations, to hard-hat on-your-own spelunking adventures.

Go Ape! Treetop Ropes Course in North Park
Go ape in Pittsburgh's North Park at the seven-acre Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course. Thirty-seven obstacles situated in the treetops of North Park include five ziplines and two Tarzan swings, plus ropes, bridges, ladders, swings and trapezes. Learn about opening hours, costs, age requirements, and more. You can also book for a birthday party or...

Trout Fishing in Western Pennsylvania
From the brook trout (Pennsylvania’s official state fish) to the flashy rainbow trout or brown trout, Pennsylvania creeks and streams are well-stocked for anglers. Learn about special regulations and creel limits on trout fishing, along with information on great places to go trout fishing in western Pennsylvania.

Marcellus Shale
Find answers to your questions about natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale of Western Pennsylvania, including websites, facts and opinions from people and organizations on both sides of the Marcellus Shale debate.

Venture Outdoors
Formerly the Western Pennsylvania Field Institute, this non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation and Western Pennsylvania as a great place to live, work and play outdoors. Great listings of outdoor activities, plus outdoor job listings, organizations, and resources.

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