Bear Run

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bear Run beneath Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Bear Run is a 5.0-mile-long (8.0 km)[1] tributary of the Youghiogheny River in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Bear Run is in the Appalachian Mountains and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The Fallingwater house, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is located on this stream at the locality known as Mill Run.[2]

Bear Run is inside the Bear Run Nature Reserve, protected by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.[3] Bear Run is a designated Pennsylvania Scenic River.[4] The nearest incorporated town is Ohiopyle, once a resort town for affluent Pittsburghers reaching the Ferncliff peninsula via rail. Ohiopyle today is the focal point of tourism in the Laurel Highlands, drawing many of the same visitors as Fallingwater, located a few miles away on PA State Route 381.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ "Designing Fallingwater". Fallingwater. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  3. ^ "Bear Run Nature Reserve". Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers Program" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Best White Water Rafting, lodging, Hiking, Biking, Vacation Rentals, Hotels in the Laurel Highlands". Discover Ohiopyle Vacation Guide. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  6. ^ Goudy, Olivia (May 15, 2017). "Small Town Life: Ohiopyle a quiet, historic borough within popular state park". Retrieved 2019-06-11.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°54′09″N 79°28′21″W / 39.90255°N 79.47244°W / 39.90255; -79.47244