Our latest news

Recent Posts


Visit Washington’s Landing, A Uniquely Pittsburgh Gem

Visit Washington’s Landing, A Uniquely Pittsburgh Gem

Washington’s Landing has come a long way in the last 30 years. Formerly known as Herr’s Island, the oval piece of land that rests in the middle of the Allegheny River with sweeping downtown views used to be home to pungent factories and mills, and was not exactly the kind of island you’d head to for a night out. Much has changed since the 1980’s, and now Washington’s Landing – named after a much-circulated story about George Washington himself crashing on the land for a night after losing his raft during the French and Indian War – is home to its own marina and boathouse, waterfront restaurant, and luxury residential and commercial real estate.

Luckily for us at The Cork Factory, Washington’s Landing is an easily accessible neighborhood gem. A quick (and beautiful) walk from our community brings you over the pedestrian bridge and onto Washington’s Landing, where you have access to a full day of activities. If you’re craving time on the water, head over to Three Rivers Rowing Association and find out about how you can get involved in their many recreational and competitive rowing leagues and events. If you’re up for more exercise to complement your walk, embark on a trek through the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, a 24-mile nonlinear trail that leads you through Pittsburgh’s diverse riverfront neighborhoods. After a long day of exploring the island, step inside Redfin Blues for a drink and a bite to eat. You’ll feel like you’re on a beach vacation while sitting out on the patio overlooking the river with a menu full of cocktails, seafood, and classic summertime fare. Check out their websitefor hours and special happy hour deals.

While we may not be a seaside town, Pittsburgh’s riverfronts give us city-dwellers access to waterfront views, exciting aquatic sports, and the best in outdoor summer fun. Get out and visit our island neighbor, Washington’s Landing this summer and take advantage of this unique Pittsburgh gem. See you out there!

Want to join in on the fun at The Cork Factory? Contact us today to learn more about our community!

Privacy Policy

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses Cookies. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Find Google's privacy policy here.