Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Point State Park, Fort Pitt, Fort Fort Duquesne. Photography

Life on the Rivers

There are so many things that make up Pittsburgh. But the one thing that stands out is our rivers. The best place to start is Point State Park. For me it give Pittsburgh a beautiful crown. Most cities just start where the suburbs end. Downtown Pittsburgh is framed by the river.

The Point open in August 1974, when the “The Fountain ” was completed. Ironically, the city and state rejected a park design by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Point, as we like to call it, is the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela. They form the Ohio River. Besides the Fountain, The park also includes the outlines of Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne. Along with the Fort Pitt Museum and the Block house.

 

The Fort Pitt blockhouse is the oldest building in Pittsburgh. It dates back to the 1700s. look around and you will see modern bridges connecting the old. How technology has changed 

Running a long the river.

I love taking a Sunday morning run along the rivers. I usually start in the Strip District. From there I run along the Alleghney River to the Point. Then I travel up river along the Monongahela river to the Smithfield Street Bridge. From there its back to the “Strip”.

Things to do and where to eat.

There is always something to to along the river. from river tours to food. My favorite is kayaking. Kayaking can Be found under The Roberto Clemente Bridge near PNC Park. But if an old fashion river boat tour is your thing check out The Gateway Clipper Fleet located at Station Square. As for food I love exploring the North Shore between PNC Park and Heinz Field.