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SUMMER Take a break with your family this summer without breaking the bank. Staycations are a great way to rediscover recreation and relaxation right in your own backyard (or close to it)! Outdoor Adventure BIKING ON THE MILLVALE RIVERFRONT TRAIL Address: Millvale Riverfront Park, 70 River Front Drive, Millvale Contact: millvalepa.com, or 412.821.2777 Design a day trip of family biking! Get inspired as you ride alongside the stunning views of the Allegheny River! Part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, this summer adventure will take you from Millvale to the North Shore, PNC Park, and Heinz Stadium if you’d like a challenge. Visit the website for more information. BIRDS AND MORE NATURE WALK AT BEECHWOOD FARMS NATURE RESERVE Address: 614 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel Contact: aswp.org, or 412.963.6100 Join a naturalist for a walk on Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve’s trails—it’s free and takes place every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., year round! With five miles of trails and 134 acres of sanctuary, the reserve’s facilities include educational classrooms, the Audubon Nature Store, the Audubon Center for Native Plants, DiscoverGround Nature Play Area, Teacher Resource Center and Natural History Library. Visit the website for more details on programs and special events. COUNTLESS RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT MORAINE STATE PARK Address: 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville Contact: dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks, or 724.368.8811 Moraine State Park has it all for a summer adventure! The park includes 16,725 acres with 1,750 square feet of beach, 71 miles of trails and 42 miles of shoreline. Bike, boat, camp, hike, swim, and much more. Visit the website for ideas on planning a day trip or overnight stay for your family. KAYAK PITTSBURGH – NORTH PARK AND ASPINWALL RIVERFRONT PARK Address: North Park, 10301 Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park Contact: ventureoutdoors.org/kayak‑pittsburgh, or North Park: 412.559.3697 Address: Aspinwall Riverfront Park, 285 Freeport Road, Aspinwall Contact: ventureoutdoors.org/kayak‑pittsburgh, or Aspinwall: 412.354.7434 Kayak Pittsburgh North Park is located on a rejuvenated, idyllic lake 14 miles outside of the city. This location features kayaks, canoes, rowboats, stand‑up paddle boards and adult bikes to enjoy along the trails. Go to the North Park Boathouse alongside the OTB Bicycle Cafe. The Kayak Pittsburgh Aspinwall Riverfront Park location opened in June 2016, and offers single and tandem kayak rentals. Visit the website for more information. 36 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE | Shaler