In the Pittsburgh area, we’re lucky to have several city parks and plenty of lush woodland areas ideal for running, hiking, and hammocking. Set up a hammock for a quiet afternoon of reading or napping, or grab a few friends for an easy social distancing activity. Both in the city and outside of it, here are 7 places to set up a hammock in Pittsburgh. 

7 places to set up your hammock around pittsburgh

Schenley Park Overlook 

The Overlook in Schenley Park is a peaceful place with a nice view of the city. You can see downtown as well as the Cathedral of Learning. Whether you’re looking to play disc golf or set up a hammock, Schenley Park is a great place to spend time during the summer. 

Schenley Plaza 

Just down the hill from the Overlook is Schenley Park Plaza. You’ll find hammocks pitched in front of the Carnegie Library among many of the trees outside of the building. 

Highland Park 

Highland Park has plenty of space for hammocking, as well as picnics, running, cycling, and shelter rentals. To make social distancing easier, Reservoir Drive in Highland Park is closed to vehicles so there’s more room to get around the park safely. 

Grandview Park 

The top of Mt. Washington has some of the best views of downtown Pittsburgh, and Grandview Park is an area of Mt. Washington that’s not to be missed. There’s usually plenty of street parking within the neighborhood and scattered wooded areas where you can hang with a view of the city.   

North Park 

A large park just north of Pittsburgh proper, North Park has a lot to offer in the summer from running trails, kayak rentals, and hammock spots. With over 3,000 acres of land to explore, you can keep going back and finding new spots to pitch.  

Frick Park 

When you hike into the center of Frick Park, you may forget that you’re in a city. Trees abound with plenty of places for a quiet hammock day. When you’re done hammocking, hike or bike through the winding trails. 

Laurel Highlands 

Looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city? The Laurel Highlands is a great getaway for outdoor adventures. There are miles of hiking trails and nearly endless areas to hammock. 

For more outdoor activities, check out our bike trail resources and camping spots near Pittsburgh. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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