Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Pittsburgh Parks and Gardens
Pittsburgh Park: In the 36 acre Point State Park, 101 Commonwealth Plaza are the Ft. Pitt Blockhouse and Ft. Pitt Museum, Schenley Park has a lake trails, golf tennis courts, ice skating and cross country skiing. The park includes the beautiful iron and glass Phip Conservatory which contains 13 gardens with everything from tropical and desert plants to a bonsai collection.
Northeast of Pittsburgh the Laurel Highlands region has Revolutionary War era forts and battlefields, restored inns and taverns and lush mountain scenery. The region is noted for white water rafting, hiking, and skiing. Falling water is Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential master work – a stone, concrete and glass house dramatically cantilevered over a water fall.