By Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Programs Team Leader
Last week, I had the pleasure of leading the Delaware Nature Society’s Fallingwater trip. Sheila Vincent, Group Programs Coordinator, was my co-leader, and we had nine wonderful participants with us. Fallingwater is a famous house in western PA designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Why is a nature center focusing a trip on this house? Because it is the perfect fustion of nature, art, architecture, and beauty that can be found, in my opinion. You leave wondering how you can incorporate just a little bit of Fallingwater into your house and life. At the very least, you plan to clean and de-clutter your place.
Inspiration is easy to come by in the Laurel Highlands, where Fallingwater is located. This corner of southwestern PA mountains is packed with recreational opportunities, scenic beauty, wildlife, and culture. To whet our whistle at the the trip’s start, we visit Fallingwaters little brother…Kentuck Knob, which was also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Stops at the Youghiegheny River Falls, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Spruce Flat Bog, and the perfect little town of Ligonier round out the trip. This year, we stayed at the Trillium Lodge and had it to ourselves. I think we found the perfect place for our group to stay on this trip. Join us the next time we offer this unique opportunity, and enjoy some highlights of the trip below.