Hartwood Acres features a paved trail system that stretches from one end of the park to the other. It measures 1.5 miles and is the perfect surface for walkers and strollers alike. Park at the Mansion lot and access the paved trail which is connected to the parking lot. Along the way, pass through groves of hemlocks and pines and mixed hardwood forests. Once you reach the Amphitheater area you can choose between multiple paths. Visit the sprawling concert grounds or follow the loop to the field behind the Amphitheater to view the beautiful wildflower meadow. These paths altogether will add about 1.5 miles to your walk or you can head back to the Mansion along the service road just before the Off Leash Dog Park. As you climb back up from the Amphitheater area, you will get an excellent view of the Hartwood Acres Stable Complex. The Mansion is only a short walk along the service road from the stables so feel free to explore before you head back.
Both trails offer access to the Sculpture Garden at Hartwood Acres, Hartwood’s newest attraction. This grouping of significant, large-scale sculptures dating to the 1980s offers visitors an exciting new way to experience the park. The works were professionally conserved to restore their original grandeur and have been grouped for better viewing. They are located in the vicinity of the Mansion with accessible walkways and interpretive signage. The Sculpture Garden at Hartwood Acres is a project of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation in partnership with Allegheny County. Learn more about the Sculpture Garden.
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