From Walls are Bad:

Whether you’re new to the outdoors scene or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find plenty of activities to kick-off the warm weather season during the 11th annual Great Outdoors Week! This celebration showcases Southwestern PA as a hub for outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, paddling and much more. Get ready for a “10-Day Weekend” followed by an entire summer of fun!

Great Outdoors Week 2012 features three signature events:

Friday, May 11 – Learn to Row and Paddle
Friday, May 18 – National Bike to Work Day/Car Free Fridays
Saturday, May 19 – Venture Outdoors Festival presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

For more information on Great Outdoors Week or to post your own outdoor events, visit This site features an activities calendar, articles and access to over 300 outdoor and conservation groups in southwestern PA.

Grab your friends or pack up your family and get ready for some fun that’s close to home. We’ll see you outdoors!