Description - Pittsburgh is one of the greatest steel-making centers of the world providing about 10% of the demand. The area is host to the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers creating the Ohio River. Arts, museums, parks and sports create a mecca for year-round entertainment.
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Point State Park
- The Pittsburgh Area surrounds and includes the dynamic city of Pittsburgh. The Golden Triangle rests at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers forming the Ohio River. This is one of the country's busiest inland waterway systems. The area is host to arts, museums, botanical gardens, conservatories, park lands and national sport leagues.
Recreation - Early Indians settlers enjoyed the fabulous fishing waters of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers and the Ohio River. The Pittsburgh Area was one of the country's first places to experience the booming industrial revolution. As a result of population growth, the waterways and surrounding lands opened economic and recreation opportunities. Today, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy fishing and boating in the rapids waters of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. Alone, the city of Pittsburgh enjoys more than 2,500 acres of parks. You can learn about history at McConnell's Mill and Point State Parks. Raccoon Creek State Park boasts a wildflower preserve and Jennings Environmental Education Center has a rare relict prairie.
Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Pittsburgh Area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).
The Pittsburgh Area may be found in the lower southwestern area of Pennsylvania encompassing six counties, mostly of which are of a metropolitan nature.