A log home perched below a falls on Rattling Run in Swatara State Park has been dubbed the Falling Water of Lebanon County.
In 1939, two years after Frank Lloyd Wright finished a tiered fountain of a house astride Bear Run in Fayette County that he called Falling Water, Armar and Margaret Bordner moved into their cabin,
Armar taught shop, and he and his student built a rustic two-story home in which the loft overlooks first-floor layout dominated by mammoth fireplace of local stone.
Bordner died a quarter a century ago.
These days, the cabin is a rest stop for hikers at Swatara, including a group that state park naturalist Robin Tracey will lead on Friday, June 28.
They will cover 7 miles, following Swatara Creek, taking in transplanted steel bridge and loop back to the cabin.
To join the hike, meet up on Sand Siding Road just of Route 443 in Suedberg at 10:30 a.m.
Telephone Tracey at 570-467-2506 to learn more.
Even after three decades as a reporter at the Standard-Speaker, Kent Jackson still enjoys meeting people, learning more about the community and sharing stories with readers. He currently covers schools but has reported on local government, health, police and the environment. Regularly, he writes about outdoor sports, wildlife and conservation for the Wildlife page on Sundays. Contact: 570-455-3636; firstname.lastname@example.org