17 Can't Miss Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Originally published September 26th, 2017.

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You wouldn't be able to tell from the inferno-death heat currently roasting Pittsburgh (am I being dramatic?), but it is officially fall!

I haven't been in Pittsburgh for autumn in six years. Six years. I'm so excited that I spent more than a little time researching fun things to do. 

I'm going to share these activities because I'm a blogger, and that's what I do. 

Viva la fall, folks! 

THINGS TO DO IN PITTSBURGH THIS FALL:

1. Drive through the windy Trillium Trail in Fox Chapel, which turns into a Crayola box in the Fall. 

2. Head out to Freedom Farms and for their Maized & Confused event where you basically get drunk in a corn maze.

 PHOTO: FREEDOM FARMS

PHOTO: FREEDOM FARMS

3. Drink Cider at Threadbare Cider, Pittsburgh's newest cider house from the Wigle Whiskey team. Threadbare plans to open October 20th.

4. Live inside of a video game at Zombies of the Corn. Ride on a truck and shoot "zombies" hidden throughout a maze in  - all in dark. 

5. Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Falling Water, surrounded by fall foliage. 

6. Head to Ok-tea-beerfest at Tupelo Honey Teas and try fancy, tea-infused beers that are too cool and experimental for the everyday market.

7. Watch the "Baby Apple Cheeks" pageant – a cuteness contest for children ages 3 months to 4 years - at the Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival.

8. Sip a seasonal cocktail at some of Pittsburgh's world-class bars - featured in Good Food Pittsburgh's emag on page 14-15. 

9. Take a bike ride on the Three River's Heritage Trail from Millvale to Downtown. The Millvale Riverfront park has a stunning view of fall leaves over the Allegheny River. 

10. Have lunch on the patio at the Frick Cafe (which is beautiful in the fall) and get dessert at Prohibition Pastries

 PHOTO: THE FRICK CAFE

PHOTO: THE FRICK CAFE

11. Packages of mulling spices become easy to find this time of year. Pick up a package and some red wine and get to work. Put it in a canteen and head to Frick Park

12. Drive up to Erie, PA, for the spooky Eerie Horror Film Festival, which happens every October. 

13. Color leaves onto paper like we did in elementary school... because that actually was very cool! 

14. Take a road trip to West Virginia and hike the Dolly Sods Wilderness

 DOLLY SODS

DOLLY SODS

15. Get some really delicious, seasonal ice cream from Antney's Ice Cream in Green Tree.

16. Grab a growler at Allegheny City Brewing and take a walk through Allegheny Commons Park. 

17. Learn to make your own ceramics mugs for warm cider and tea by taking a pottery class at Ton Pottery in Millvale. 

Bonus: Make these delicious pillsbury cookies because everyone knows they are low key some of the best cookies on earth. 

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HAPPY GALLIVANTING!