Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year in Pennsylvania. With the leaves changing and the weather cooling off, it is the perfect time to get outside and explore. If you are a Pittsburgh local or visiting, we have a list of activities for you to enjoy this fall.


Visit Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for their Fall Flower Show

Saturday, October 10 is the beginning of a tranquil journey to experience fall’s vibrant colors at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The Poetry of Nature offers a refreshing respite of natural beauty before the busy holiday season begins.

This show will last for 3 weeks and reservations must be made online. Masks must be worn at all times

Located at 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | Open daily from 9:30am-8pm
For more details visit https://www.phipps.conservatory.org

Go to Simmons Farm for Hayrides and Fall Activities

The Simmons Family offers the highest quality produce. Simmons Farm is a great place to visit at any time of the year but in the fall, they offer so many fun activities for the whole family!

  • Go on a scenic hayride or walk the harvest trail 
  • Find your way through a 4 acre corn maze
  • Pick some delicious apples
  • Pick your own fall flower bouquet in the fields
  • Visit the petting zoo

Located at 170 Simmons Road, McMurray, PA 15317 | Open Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm and Fri-Sun 9am-5:45pm
For more information and activities details, visit https://www.simmonsfarm.com/hayridesfallactivities.html

Visit Trax Farms for Harvest Days

Trax Farms is one of the oldest fruit and vegetable farms in Pittsburgh. During the fall season they offer fall festivals and harvest days. Unfortunately there will not be a fall festival this year for Trax Farms. Harvest Days is still available daily. For $10 you can access:

  • Hayrides
  • 3 Acre Corn Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pumpkin Patch

Also, make sure to pick up some of the best apple cider in Pittsburgh

Located at 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 | Open daily from 10am-6pm
For more information, visit https://traxfarms.com

Hike the Trails at Frick Park

Frick Park is beautiful during this autumn season. It is Pittsburgh’s largest historical regional park with 644 acres. Also, known as Pittsburgh’s woodland park with steep valleys and wooded slopes making for a serene escape from the busy city.

For more information, visit https://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-park 

Visit Kinzua Bridge State Park

The Kinzua Bridge was build in 1882. It was once the longest railroad structure, standing at 301 ft high and 2,053 ft long. Tourist are still allowed to walk on the restored portion of the bridge, which would be an amazing sight to see the fall foliage at this height!

For more information, visit https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/

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