I love walking around the Mount and am so thankful that it is a neighborhood that has so much to offer. As a Mount Washington resident of 10 plus years, I'm sharing my favorite spots that can be appreciated by visitors as well as locals.
Mount Washington Exploration on Google Maps
I've created a list in Google Maps that features 13 stops. The full walk takes between 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. Pick and choose the spots that sound most interesting to you, or take the complete tour. I've included a few stops along the way to grab a bite or a drink to refuel. I'll share a few highlights below.
Start with a ride on Pittsburgh's steepest incline. Come up from Station Square or take a round trip ride for the cost of a trip with a transfer. Use the machines to buy your ticket, you must scan it at the top to enter and exit the incline. Machines give change in $1 coins, but accept credit cards. Tip: Sit in the lowest compartment to get the view of the city.
Pop Machine that Time Forgot
Anchor Green Garden
A small garden that is maintained by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. In the spring you can walk down the small path lined with beautiful blooming Irises. Look in the beds for purple cone flower and fox glove.
Walk though the little community of brick dwellings covered in ivy set at the edge of the woods. It's a dreamy place and the first town home community built in the US.
Have you explored Mount Washington? Comment below with your favorite places.