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Crooked Creek Lake- Nestled among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, Crooked Creek Lake is an ideal setting for year round outdoor activities. Located only 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to discover the scenic beauty of the lake and surrounding countryside at the Crooked Creek project.
Hillman State Park- This park is managed for hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Hiking trails are open to the public.
Jennings Environmental Education Center- Jennings offers a full range of educational programs. A unique attraction at the center is its relict prairie, which includes the spectacular and well-known prairie flower, the blazing star. The relict prairie ecosystem is rare in Pennsylvania. Visitors should try to visit in late July or early August when the prairie is in full bloom.
Mahoning Creek Lake- Another lake set in the rugged hills of western Pennsylvania. Hiking, hunting and fishing are among its attractions. Follow project signs south from New Bethlehem.
McConnells Mill State Park- Nestled amidst striking scenery and the deep gorge of the Slippery Rock Creek, a National Natural Landmark, McConnell's Mill State Park is a great place for an adventure. You can tour the restored rolling gristmill or the covered bridge. There is also scenic hiking, whitewater boating and two rock climbing and rappelling areas.
Montgomery Locks And Dam, Ohio River- Montgomery Locks and Dam is one of six major river facilities on the Ohio River. Visitors can view operations from the public area or tour the locks. Groups are encouraged to arrange tours in advance by calling 724-643-8400.
Moraine State Park- Moraine State Park features 3,225 acre Lake Arthur, an outstanding warm water fishery that is also great for sailing and boating. Visitors sometimes see osprey that were reintroduced to the park. Of special interest is the Frank Preston Conservation Area and a 7-mile paved bike trail that winds around the north shore of the lake.
Point Marion Lock And Dam, Monongahela River- These structures provide a navigation channel for commercial and recreation traffic on the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh to the Opekiska Lock & Dam and Morgantown, WV.
Point State Park- Located at the tip of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, Point State Park has a fabulous water fountain, paved promenades along the riverfront and overlooks with dramatic views of the city, busy waterways, impressive hillside scenery. The park land was designated a National Historic Landmark for the strategic role it played during the French and Indian War.
Raccoon Creek State Park- This park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the Commonwealth. A centrally located 100-acre lake provides opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Raccoon Creek Wildflower Preserve is a botanical wonderland.
Shenango River Lake- Whether it's fishing, camping, boating, picnicking or walking through historical areas, you can find it at Shenango River Lake. Follow project signs north from Sharpsville.
Youghiogheny River Lake- The US Army Corps of Engineers' releases from the dam allow some of the best whitewater canoeing in the East. Both coldwater and warm water fishing along with an array of outdoor recreation abounds in this southwestern PA location.

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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.

Attractions - 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).

Location - The Pittsburgh Area may be found in the lower southwestern area of Pennsylvania encompassing six counties, mostly of which are of a metropolitan nature.


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Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., The Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Avenue , Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, Phone: 412-281-7711, Fax: 412-644-5512
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