House of warmth: Frank Lloyd Wright's vision flows through Fallingwater

By Ellen Creager

Detroit Free Press

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

Countree Cupboard & Christmas Shop and Downer House Antique Mall: Browse away the afternoon, especially hunting for vintage dishes and glassware. (2958 National Pike (Route 40), Chalk Hill; www.thechristmasshop-chalkhill.com; 724-439-6500)

Old General Store: Look for locally made chocolates, preserves, vinegars and syrup. (3822 Pa- 31 in Donegal or 240 Countryside Plaza, Route 819 South, Mt. Pleasant; www.oldgeneralstore.com; 724-593-7105)

Outdoors

Ohiopyle State Park: Just three miles from Fallingwater, this pretty state park has big waterfalls, bicycling on the Great Allegheny Passage trail, hiking, ziplining and major whitewater rafting along the Youghiogheny River. (www.dcnr.state.pa.us; 724-329-8591)

More Wright stuff: Kentuck Knob, another Wright-designed house, is only about 6 miles from Fallingwater; open for tours (www.kentuckknob.com; 724-329-1901)

Travel guide

See www.laurelhighlands.org

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