McConnells Mill State Park, Portersville

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McConnells Mill State Park is a 2,546 acres (1,030 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Perry and Slippery Rock Townships, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park features a deep scenic gorge with the restored watermill and a covered bridge at the bottom, accessible by a roadway that winds between large, room-sized boulders on the hillside. McConnells Mill State Park is along the Slippery Rock Creek just southwest of the intersection of US 422 and US 19.

McConnells Mill State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • Unfortunately we visited after a washout in the area but what we were able to see of the park was nice. The old mill and the covered bridge took you back in time. I hope to visit on day when... 
    Unfortunately we visited after a washout in the area but what we were able to see of the park was nice. The old mill and the covered bridge took you back in time. I hope to visit on day when...  more »
  • We traveled here to see McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1874, 96 feet over Slippery Rock Creek. It is just downstream from a grist mill that dates back to the 1860's. There were beautiful... 
    We traveled here to see McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1874, 96 feet over Slippery Rock Creek. It is just downstream from a grist mill that dates back to the 1860's. There were beautiful...  more »
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  • The mill is impressive and unusual since it uses vertical turbines instead of a wheel. There is lots of equipment inside for processing grains. It is a picturesque place with the falls, mill and covered bridge. There are nice walking trails along the river. Parking at the mill is very limited. The best is to park at the lots above and walk down.
  • I've been going to McConnells Mill ever since I was a kid but I feel like I've yet to see it all. For a summer outdoors destination, McConnells Mill is a perfect spot to explore trails, rock climb, see glacial rock shaped by the ages, enjoy the relaxing sound of the rivers rapids, encounter wildlife and more. This is a place to bring the family and it has something to offer explorers from novice forest goers to more advanced adventure seekers.

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