Hiking at McConnells Mills: Lawrence County, PA

Recently, a friend and I decided to explore and hike McConnells Mills State Park which is about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh. I decided to spend more time this year doing things I enjoy like hiking, biking, and cooking. So, a morning spent at the Mills was thoroughly enjoyed.McConnells Mills encompasses 2,546 acres that contain a scenic gorge, waterfalls, trails, over 69 species of wildflowers, and of course a mill. There are plenty of trails for hiking and exploring, rock climbing, bouldering, and picnicing. Back in the day, I spent quite a bit of time rock climbing and hiking the park. It was great to be back after a long hiatus.Next time, I wouldn’t mind exploring Brandywine Falls near Cleveland. I haven’t been to Cuyahogo Valley National Park yet and seems like it would be a fun day trip.

Here are some photos from our adventure:

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Barn on the way into the park

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The Mill

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Covered bridge outside of the mill

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Waterfall we discovered on our hike

mcconnells mills geekstar.comCrazy little mushroom

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This looks like a face! Jabba!

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Do you see the frog?

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There were all kinds of initials carved on this huge old tree

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mcconnells mills geekstar.comSnake Skin

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Inside of the gorge – so cool!

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I think this tree looks like a fu manchu!

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So pretty


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