Things to Do in North Pittsburgh

Beaver County

Beaver County Farmers Market
Look no further than the Beaver County Farmers Market to find fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, honey, baked goods and flowers.

Darlington Polo Club
Continuing a legacy that began in 1937, the park hosts polo games Friday nights at 8 p.m. from mid-June to the end of August. Don’t miss the concessions stand stocked with French fries, funnel cakes and other treats.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes at the annual Maple Syrup Festival each April at Brady’s Run Park. Guests will also revel at arts and crafts, as well as performances.

Be sure to mark the second Saturday in June for the McInstosh Garrison Sale in Beaver and the Beaver Fall Car Cruise.

Beaver County’s largest park, Brady’s Run Park, consists of nearly 2,000 acres and contains a 28-acre lake, walking and jogging trails, a horse arena, a dog and puppy park, sports fields and an ice arena. Other county parks include Brush Creek County Park, Buttermilk Falls Park and Old Economy Park.

Raccoon Creek State Park
Enjoy Raccoon Creek State Park and it’s more than 7,500 acres, which include 42 miles of trails, Raccoon Lake, a wildflower reserve and Frankfort Mineral Springs, as well as camping sites and cabins for staying overnight.

Butler County

Take in the beautiful country scenery and learn about the working farms and artisans of Butler County on a stay at Armstrong Farms Bed & Breakfast. Visit Marburger Farm Dairy to get a taste of delicious products or take some back home. Find fresh meats and produce, jams, jellies and more at Harvest Valley or the Butler Farm Market.

Alameda Park
Alameda Park offers visitors a waterpark, a mountain bike trail, picnic areas and playgrounds. The pirate’s cove splash pad, two enclosed tube slides, two zero-entry pools for toddlers, a diving well, a rock wall and a drop slide are all crowd pleasers.

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
Jeep lovers gather the second weekend in June to celebrate the history of the Bantam jeep at its birthplace in Butler. The three-day festival includes a jeep playground, trail rides and exhibits.

Butler Wobble
For a thrill and lots of fun, try unicycling with the Butler Wobble. This group of impassioned unicyclists is willing to share the joy of riding with everyone, from beginners to experts.

Marvel at the wonder of a one-ton revolving gate crafted from stone at the Harmony Society Cemetery. Visit Evans City Cemetery to see a piece of cinema history where the opening scene of the zombie classic, “Night of the Living Dead,” was filmed.

Family Fun
Make the most of summer at the Cranberry Township Community Waterpark. Find a 17,500-square-foot pool, 120-foot slide, diving well, water climbing wall, concessions area and zero-depth entry pool.

Maridon Museum
Butler’s Maridon Museum is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania to focus specifically on Chinese and Japanese art and culture. Containing over 800 objects, the museum holds jade and ivory sculptures, landscape paintings and artifacts from Neolithic to 20th century.

Moraine State Park
Moraine State Park is the county’s biggest attraction and sees over 2 million visitors a year. The park is over 16,000 acres and offers a variety of activities for year round enjoyment like camping, hiking, biking, boating and cross-country skiing!

Festivals and Fairs
The Whispering Pines “Festival in the Woods” is held twice a year on the third weekend of June and September at Whispering Pines Farm. Here, guests can find an impressive collection of antiques, arts and crafts.

Bring friends and family to enjoy the Big Butler Fair, where individuals enjoy food, animals, concerts, fireworks and more over nine days that coincide with Independence Day.

The Regatta at Lake Arthur in August is a weekend to enjoy all 3,225 acres of Lake Arthur with fishing and sailing, concerts, food and many more activities.

In September, VillageFest in Slippery Rock brings residents and visitors alike to downtown for arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, a farmers market and face painting.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland brings the magic of the season with an astounding display of Christmas lights, photos with Santa, carnival-style rides for kids and snacks at Santa’s Village.

Allegheny County

Cultural Arts
Be inspired by a musical performance at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra or take in the masterpieces at the Andy Warhol Museum, which holds the largest collection of his artwork and archival materials in the world. There’s always something to do in the Cultural District, where a world-class arts scene presents high-quality performances and exhibitions.

Disc Golf Course
This new championship-level disc golf course at North Boundary Park offers residents an 18-hole course and a 6-hole, ADA accessible course for beginners and a 1-mile nature trail.

Visit Boyce Park, which features skiing, snow tubing, a wave pool and more. Skate the ice rinks at North and South parks during winter, play a round of golf or simply enjoy the beautiful natural scenery. Visit Hartwood Acres Park to tour the Tudor mansion built in the 1920s, hike the trails or enjoy an outdoor summer concert. There is also an off-leash dog area.

There’s a world of exciting shopping destinations to enjoy in the Pittsburgh North region. From fashionable boutiques to stores with the best deals, the area has everything a shopper could need. Check out Magnolia on Main, Sam’s Club, Treasure House Fashions and more. Visit Ross Park Mall with nearly 170 stores, featuring the hottest brands and dining spots.

Cheer on the city’s teams in black and gold, including the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins, Major League Baseball’s Pirates and the National Football League’s Steelers.

Taste of Pittsburgh
No matter the craving, find it at restaurants like North Park Lounge, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Bravo! and Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant.

For a list of premier golf courses in Pittsburgh North, visit the directory in the back of this publication.