June 21st, 2016
By Heather Abraham / CBS Pittsburgh
“There’s a new recreation opportunity for people who prefer to paddle their way through Pittsburgh.
People loaded into kayaks on the North Shore Tuesday afternoon, enjoying the sites of Downtown Pittsburgh and The Point. Soon, Venture Outdoors will offer another location for paddlers to launch from.
‘We’re really excited about that location,’ says Joey-Linn Ulrich, of Venture Outdoors. ‘Being able to enter in Aspinwall and be able to paddle up to the Fox Chapel Yahct Club and back will be a perfect, wonderful paddle for individuals.’
The newest Kayak Pittsburgh spot is at Aspinwall Riverfront Park just off of Freeport Road. It will open this weekend after a celebration on Friday.
‘It’ll run from 4 to 8 p.m., and that’s really a way for us to introduce and kick off the concession,’ says Ulrich. ‘We’ll have free kayaking; we have a portable climbing wall that will be there.'”
Read more about Venture Outdoors’s new location at Riverfront Park at CBS Pittsburgh: