I admit, it may be because I’m a Libra, but I swear there’s nothing more beautiful than Pittsburgh in the fall. I mean. Unless it’s raining, in which case, it’s still pretty beautiful if you’re under your covers with a bottle of wine.
But we have some really lovely foliage, especially if you step just outside the city a bit. And that’s exactly what we did last weekend, checking out the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden for the first time.
You can choose multiple paths to walk along, but all of them are well maintained. I would recommend wearing good hiking/walking shoes, as there are some rocks and roots and a couple of small hills, but the paths are very clear and easy to navigate (my 90-year-old grandmother was able to walk them a few days after we visited).
There is also this beautiful lake. Apparently there are stepping stones (yes, Bog of Eternal Stench style!), but we were short on time when we finally reached the lake, so we didn’t get to check them out.
Basically, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a great little place to spend an afternoon. It was $8 to enter, and you have as much time as you want to stroll the grounds. There are also real live sheep, but they were napping to stay out of the sun when we were there. Check it out during the fall foliage season!