Tucked away in the mid western part of Pennsylvania, lies a place so remote and peaceful, a place where people go to escape the realities of life. Encompassing 2,546 acres of stunning views, McConnells Mill State Park is nothing short of spectacular.
Whether it’s hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, whitewater boating, or just plain sightseeing, McConnells Mill has something for every nature lover of its kind. The park features the very beautiful Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands and thousands of years ago. With steep tree covered hillsides and a valley floor littered by enormous boulders, this national natural landmark is sure to make your head spin.
The park is known for its majestic Old Mill. Built in 1852, it was considered one of the first rolling mills in the country, processing oats, wheat, corn, and more for its local customers until it closed in 1928. Near the mill, sits one of two covered bridges in Lawrence County. Built only 22 years after the Mill, the bridge is a memory of a much simpler time in history.
Be sure to visit one of the many cascading waterfalls including, Hells Hollow Falls, Eckert Falls, Alpha falls and Breakneck Falls (take note that hiking to these falls is an adventure in itself).Every trip to “the mills” is a trip to remember, it is a guarantee that you will see something more beautiful and unique then the time before. McConnells Mill isn't just a fun place to escape for the day; it is the perfect place to free your mind and renew your soul.