2731 Mosside Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 373-0911
Fax: (412) 373-0411
Located within Boyce Park and open during the winter months, this ski area promises fun for the entire family. Situated at a height of approximately 1180 feet (359.66 meters), this place has slopes for both beginners and intermediate skiers. It also has five lifts, including two chair lifts. It offers children's programs, ski training, equipment rental and night skiing as well. There is an observation room from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view too. So do not stay indoors this winter; put on your jacket and gloves and rush here to have some fun!
Named for William D. Boyce, the founder of the American Boy Scouts, who lived nearby, the municipal park features a wave pool and offers a variety of tennis courts, picnic areas and shelters, each of which has a Boy Scout theme. In the winter, people flock to the park for the ski trails: there are slopes for beginners and intermediate levels, cross-country skiing, night skiing, mogul runs and snow boarding. The Four Seasons Ski Lodge rents equipment, sells passes and is a great place to relax after hitting the trails all day.
Putt with pleasure on rolling greens at this chic country club. The 18-hole course offers quite a few tricky hazards that will leave amateurs scratching their heads in between shots. More adept players too will find that the undulating range tests their skills, while being short enough to avoid frustration. Expect lakes, bunkers, ascending, descending and side-facing hills, in addition to vast expanses of flat terrain on the golf course. The club also boasts an in-house pool, where you can avail of swimming lessons, lounge chairs and food service courtesy of a friendly staff. Fully family-oriented, the club has a hassle-free kitchen and dining area, open over the weekends and through the day. Though a membership is advisable, those visiting the city can drop in for a look around too.
The Longue Vue Club and Golf Course is a historic site that features a beautiful Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals styles of architecture of the club and a huge place of grass beds that features the golf court. A great place for the elite, this place is a perfect entertainment spot for the high class to take a break from the chaotic lives.
The Oakmont Country Club's prestigious golf course was designed by Henry Fownes and is considered to be one of the most difficult courses in the United States. This elegant club has hosted more editions of the U.S. Open - including the 2007 U.S. Open - than any other golf club. Visitors of the club can either enjoy prestigious golf tournaments or play themselves on its challenging holes.
Oakmont East Course is affiliated with the famous Oakmont Country Club, which occasionally hosts national golf tournaments. The Oakmont East Course is a par 72 course and measures out at 5270 yards (4819 meters). Senior citizens receive a discount membership. There is a small pro shop and snack bar on the premises.
The Climbing Wall, Inc. provides a unique workout in a 7,000-square-foot rock gym. This is the place for those who love to climb, but don't have the time to travel to the mountains. Adventurers can rent the wall, harness, belay device and shoes for USD16. Safety courses cost USD20. The wall is marked with various courses based on degree of difficulty.
In 1882, industrialist Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide, moved into their new home in Point Breeze. Dubbed Clayton, the home was of the Italianate style that became popular following the Civil War. Following the death of Frick's daughter in 1984, the home became part of the family's foundation and was opened to the public. It is a wonderful example of life in the Victorian age. Reservations are required for tours. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students.
Industrialist Henry Clay Frick bequeathed 476 acres to the city of Pittsburgh to establish Frick Park. It is so large that it extends into five city neighborhoods. The park has six clay tennis courts, a basketball court, two playgrounds, three ball fields and a court for lawn bowling, while on weekends dog owners love to congregate for canine fun. The Frick Nature Reserve sits on 150 acres in the park. The reserve has several meadows, woodlands and various plant life and also includes Frick Environmental Center.
This place is well-known as an open shelter, not refusing any animal that seems to have strayed. If you've lost your pet, you should make a trip here as the city's Animal Control Organization would get them to this place first. They also have a wild life center, making sure no animal is turned down. They appoint foster families for these animals and also see to the needs of the animals already living in the shelter, therefore volunteers are always welcome. The on-site veterinary clinic takes care of all emergencies, and if your pet is having any health problems, you are also welcome.
The estate of Richard B. Mellon was converted into the 10.5-acre Mellon Park. The park has some beautiful formal gardens that are open to the public. There is also a large playground, basketball courts, tennis courts and several ball fields. The Scaife house sits on the edge of the park and is part of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and summer concerts are held on the house's lawn each year.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a variety of resources for local artists. The gallery exhibits works by well-known and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. More than 600 classes are offered in everything from drawing to music to yoga. The center is considered one of the largest art schools in the country. And the shops sell original work in jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. Call the center for information on classes.