Consider visiting these sites before or after the Gathering. At the Gathering, you can also sign up for an afternoon field trip.
- Hiking,biking camping, white water sports at Ohiopyle State Park.
- Meadowcroft, an archeolgical dig of the earliest documented human habitation in North America (16,000 years old!) also features preserved and re-created18th century settlers village and Indian village.
- Underground Railroadand related sites and exhibits.
- Fort Necessity national battlefield site. The events surrounding a later battle of the French and Indian war, which started at Fort Necessity, are mentioned by John Woolman, in the same section as he talks of love being the first motion.
- Trolley museum.
- Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, another Frank Lloyd Wright house.
Pittsburgh is about an hour drive away, with all of the attractions of a big city including:
- Carnegie Museums
- Phipps conservatory
- Heinz history center
- Science museum
- Zoo and aviary
- Cathedral of learning
- The Gothic Revival skyscraper, centerpiece of the university of Pittsburgh, that Pitt Chancellor John G. Bowman commissioned in 1921 houses the "nationality classrooms" donated by the various immigrant communities which populated Pittsburgh at the time.
- Roller coaster enthusiasts have probably heard of Kennywood, home of 2 historic wooden 'coasters' and lots of other rides and games.