Minutes away from the Morgantown center, you can enjoy a peaceful oasis at the Coopers Rock State Forest. This state park, located at a splendid vantage, not only allows serene and undisturbed vistas of Cheat Lake and its surrounds, but also lets you engage in a bit of adventure, through its nature trails, bird watching opportunities, and fishing activities. There are two campgrounds here as well.
Originally called Lake Lynn, this reservoir on Cheat River sprawls across 13 miles (21 kilometers). A trio of marinas located at the river's edge act as gateways and starting points for several activities on the lake. A few secluded areas on the lake, referred to as 'backwaters', are ideal for those who want to get away and unwind - whether through lone kayaking adventures, or through relaxed canoeing along its tranquil waters.
A visit to the Forks of Cheat Winery is a one-of-kind experience. Enjoy delicious wines, explore the rolling hills and make memories forever with someone special. You can try their exquisite selection of wine along with hors d'oeuvres while enjoying the sweeping view of the greenery around at their patio.
Sprawled on the shores of the beautiful Cheat Lake is the Sunset Beach Marina, a way to explore the lakeside scenery. The marina lets you rent a pontoon for a couple hours, and you can spend quality time with your family circling around the lake and enjoying the views of the surrounding landscape. Those looking for a little bit of adventure can also rent paddle boards, fishing equipment and water skis.
The St. Peter's Church is a historic church located in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The structure was built in 1843 and holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously running parish in the region. The Gothic Revival style parish was built primarily for the Irish immigrant population in the region and features stained glass windows depicting French soldiers who had prayed at the spot many decades ago. The cemetery adjoining the church is the only one with heated graves.
Friendship Hill National Historic Site was the home of American politician Albert Gallatin. It is maintained by the National Park Service and overlooks the Monongahela River. The original structure of the building was constructed in the Federal style with a Flemish bond. This house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
The Ohiopyle State Park is a dream come true for nature lovers who will revel in the 37 limestone trails and the Youghiogheny River which is one of the best for white-water rafting. A day picnic is in order at this park where one can indulge in an adventurous bout of horse-riding, fishing, biking, skiing, hunting, swimming and jogging. It's perfect for families who can avail of the camping ground facilities like barbeque grills, snack bars, looking posts and the cute gift shop.
Meadow Run Natural Waterslides is a popular natural attraction in the Ohiopyle State Park. Created through many millenniums of erosion out of a rock, it is a fun way to cool off in summers. Slide from the top to the splash pool at the bottom of the Meadow Run stream. Though it certainly doesn't have a smooth surface like those in water parks, you can still enjoy the water-slides with some protection.
Surrounded by a think cover of forest and hills, Cucumber Falls is one of the locations in the state of Pennsylvania you surely can't miss. Quite, save for the sounds of birds, rustling leaves and the falling water, this is a great spot to seek solace and serenity away from the bustling city. The surrounding parkland is also ideal for a refreshing walk or hike, while this fall is a famous spot to beat the summer heat. The top of the waterfall affords some breath-taking views of the surrounding parkland and if you can, you must make your way to the top.
Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece The Fallingwater or the Kaufmann residence has been an awe inspiring site since 1939. It is a historic landmark which is open to the public and provides guided tours of the entire establishment by professional interpreters. Visitors also have the option to choose self-guided tours; however, it is only limited to view the house from outside. They offer special tour packages and on selected weekends, landscape hikes at attractive prices. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance especially when travelling in large group. The visitor centre is equipped with a cafe and a public restroom. The Fallingwater also has a barn which is available on rent for various events. For more information regarding tours and events please visit their website.
The National Battlefield Site in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States, protects the historical site of the Battle of Fort Necessity. In the summer of 1754, the battle of Fort Necessity marked the beginning of the French-Indian War. The British, French and American Indian troops battled in this war. Currently, the fort is open for tourists and it features a visitor center, Jumonville Glen and outdoor exhibits.