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McConnells Mill State Park, Portersville
(4.8/5 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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  • Beautiful fall leaves can be found at McConnells Mill State Park; somewhat difficult walk down to the river and falls from the upper level, but parking is available at the river, however very limited ...  more »
  • The park is great for all. If you just want to experience the covered bridge and grist mill you will not be disappointed. If you are up for more then try the trails. Large rock formations, waterfalls ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I come here on weekends all the time. There is awesome hiking and fishing in the park. The main trails are very easy to hike, and there are plenty of areas off-the-beaten path for more serious hikers. We have caught mostly smallmouth bass and trout from the river. In the fall it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. LOVE this 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.
  • Awesome park and great trails. I've been going here for many years and don't have any complaints. I just suggest don't go kayaking here.
  • 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.
  • I.love this place with the water rapids. Just nice to go and walk around the trails and drive over the one lane bridge. Always brought the kids here when tbey were little and picniced too.