Illick's Mill park, Bethlehem

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Illick's Mill, also known as Peter's Mill and Monocacy Milling Co., is a historic grist mill located in Monocacy Park at Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1856, and is a four level, vernacular stone mill building with a heavy timber frame interior. The original building measured approximately 34by. The building was expanded in the 1880s with a 20 foot addition and the addition of the fourth level and a monitor roof. The mill was formerly the home of the Fox Environmental Center.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. As of October 2015, the Appalachian Mountain Club's Mid-Atlantic Conservation Office has occupied a portion of the building, under a lease agreement with the City of Bethlehem. The building is maintained and its uses managed by the City of Bethlehem's Parks, Recreation & Public Properties Department.
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  • This is a beautiful park to take a walk in on a sunny afternoon. Plenty of trails. The Monocacy Creek is a beautiful sight. A gem in the city of Bethlehem.  more »
  • I grew up in Bethlehem, literally just up the hill from the park. It was and is my haven for landscape and nature photography, watching the water course over the falls, and just enjoying the outdoors....  more »
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  • I love the park been going there for 30 years now. Expect for mother nature changing the park is still the same. Man does have a very good job of keeping the park trees trimmed and regular maintenance of the plants and the park it self. Most appreciated. Safe to walk around with the kids and a handicap with a cane. That is really appreciated since it gives those handicap an ability to walk the park. I love the cross walk that was put in with bricks that is designed as the Star of Bethlehem. That is really unique. Very pleasing to see. Always nice to see all the different wildlife. I love how the sound of the water down the waterfall. It's nice small park that is easy to walk around. Walk in a circle and your pretty much done. No back tracking to get back to the car. Always plenty of parking. Thank you
  • The park was lovely. Lots of water, geese and ducks. We enjoyed it even though the temperature was 100 that day will go back next time we're in town.

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