What you need to know about Pittsburgh's three rivers
News What you need to know about Pittsburgh’s three rivers April 27, 2018 at 6:49 am EDT + Caption PITTSBURGH — One of the unique features of Pittsburgh’s landscape is its three rivers.
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A Tale of Pittsburgh's Three Rivers
If you grew up here, you’ve been reciting this since first grade: The Allegheny, the Ohio and the Monongahela. Since the 1700s, when Fort Duquesne and, later, Fort Pitt were created, these three rivers have been the centerpiece of life here. We cross them. We sail them. We fish them. We sit alongside them and have a cold drink.
11 Things to Do on Pittsburgh's Three Rivers
Kayak Pittsburgh. Paddle through the Three Rivers with Kayak Pittsburgh! Soak up the sun and the Downtown city views solo, grab a friend for a tandem kayak through Sharpsburg or take a relaxing pedal boat through North Park Lake. Also, be sure to look for special trips including guided tours, their paddle & pints series with a craft beer flair.
Three Rivers Run Through It
In Pittsburgh, we owe the existence of our own city to its three rivers: The Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. But what was here before the skyscrapers of glass and steel? Before the last Ice Age, the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers flowed north, emptying into Lake Erie.
5 Ways to Get Out on the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh
Please confirm these directly with any business or attraction prior to visiting. Not every city can boast of having two rivers. Even fewer cities can boast of having three. Even fewer still can claim that their downtown rests on the confluence of three rivers, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers just that.
Point State Park
Point State Park sits at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers. The triangular plot of land at the tip of “The Golden Triangle” is a significant place Pittsburgh’s story and the birthplace of our community.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail
The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is Pittsburg’s signature trail system. The 33-mile system is maintained by the Department of Public Works in cooperation with the Friends of the Riverfront. The trail runs along the banks of our Three Rivers and is a popular walking, biking, running, and tourist destination. Collectively, the trail forms portions.
A Water Trail
The Three Rivers Water Trail, developed by Friends of the Riverfront, contains access points among the seventy-three municipalities within Allegheny County and also has regular access to the popular land trail bordering all three rivers – The Three Rivers Heritage Trail, also developed by Friends of the Riverfront.
What’s in the Rivers?
The three rivers are currently home to almost 70 different species of fish! Some of the most common fish found in the rivers are: -Smallmouth Bass. -Rock Bass. -Muskellunge. -Channel Catfish. -Flathead Catfish. -Freshwater Drums. -Sauger.