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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.