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McConnells Mill State Park, Portersville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 110 reviews on the web
McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, everyday. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders and is a national natural landmark. A gristmill built in the 1800s is open for tours. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round.
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  • We did the Slippery Rock Gorge trail (9+ miles). The trail was well marked and the views along the creek were beautiful. The first and last 2 miles were definitely the best part of the hike, because o...  read more »
  • We took the shortest trail from the covered bridge and old mill. It's narrow at times but all three of my kids (ages 9, 6 and 4) navigated it well. The scenery is fantastic and all types of people wer...  read more »
  • this is a great place to see God majesty at its best. If you love nature and hiking it is a must go place. 
  • I'm truly a boy that belongs on the coast of South Carolina. I absolutely hate the state of Pennsylvania, except McConnell Mills State Park. I always go there and go to different spots, not just the same spot every time. It's fun to mix it up, lol. But honesty just getting away from population and walking through the trails is awesome and relaxing. The scenery is very nice. The trails can be easy and there are some challenging ones ( depends on what spot you go to). But it's the only thing I like about the state of Pennsylvania. I always look forward to go back to McConnell Mills and explore around. I love this place.
  • Excellent park. I love taking the kids here. There are lots of nice trails to hire around. The trails are clear, easy to walk around. It can get a bit tricky to walk on the bigger rocks near the water so bring good hiking shoes. The Mill is very cool to walk around and learn about is operation. There is usually a park ranger there happy to give a guided tour or answer questions. The covered bridge is also pretty cool.
  • The mill and covered bridge are well worth the trip. The views along the river are fantastic. Well maintained picnic area with tables, swings and slides. Great for hiking and canoeing. A very good place to take portraits. If you are quiet there is a lot of wildlife to be seen.
  • Love this escape. Trails are beautiful and super secluded. The ground overall are well taken care of. You truly feel miles from civilization at this park.
  • Really cool covered bridge. Awesome nature trails by the water. If you love the outdoors thi place is awesome.
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