Activities: Area Attractions
Situated just a scenic 10 minutes from the gates of Nemacolin is Ohiopyle State Park. Ohiopyle encompasses 19,052 acres of rugged, natural beauty, and the focal point of the park is 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River that pass through the heart of the park.
Plus, our friends at Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours will offer white water rafting tours, guided float trips and bike rentals.
If you prefer outdoor excursions to be a bit drier, Ohiopyle State Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails including the Great Allegheny Passage, a flat trail that connects Pittsburgh with Washington, D.C.
Pennsylvania's largest cave, Laurel Caverns is a 430-acre geological park offering adventure seekers nearly 3 miles of twisting, turning passages. Expect to come across some fantastic natural sculpturing deep within the catacombs.
Designed by the world renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater originally served a summer home to department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann. One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, Fallingwater, which was built over a waterfall, exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, this unique landmark has hosted more than 4.5 million visitors since it opened to the public.
An impressive Frank Lloyd Wright home, Kentuck Knob is privately-owned and open for public guided tours. Designed on a hexagonal module, Kentuck Knob is a small one story Usonian house. Usonian, meaning affordable for the common people, was a signature design of Wright. Both dramatic and serene, the house, situated just below the crest of the hills, appears almost part of the mountain itself and stands two thousand fifty feet above sea level. Additionally, visitors are invited to browse the landmark's impressive sculpture collection and on-site gift shop.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Duncan House has had a remarkable journey. Built in 1957, The Wright-designed home was dismantled from its original location in Lisle, Illinois, and moved to Polymath Park Resort. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, The Progress Fund and the State of Pennsylvania put together a plan with Polymath Park to reconstruct the Duncan House on the Westmoreland County property. The Duncan House is complimented by two other Usonian-style homes that were designed for the original 1960s vision of Polymath Park by Wright’s apprentice, Peter Berndtson. After many months of complex craftsmanship, the home reemerges as a stellar example of Wright’s Usonian designs and the culmination of his magnificent career. The Duncan House will be open for tours and lodging so that we can share Wright’s vision for years to come.
Built in the summer of 1754, Fort Necessity is the site of the inaugural French and Indian War, which would set the stage for the American Revolution. Visit the battle site where a young George Washington was soundly defeated. Wander through the Visitor’s Center, a reconstructed Fort Necessity and the Mt. Washington Tavern. A must-see for history enthusiasts! Located just 10 minutes from Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, the park is open daily with guided tours available.
The Christian W. Klay Winery is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere wineries. Located in Chalk Hill, just minutes from Nemacolin on the historic National Road, the winery offers tours, entertaining special events and complimentary tastings of their award-winning vintages. Open seven days a week.