McConnells Mill State Park Travel Guide

  • My daughter, Zoe, at Cleland Rock
    My daughter, Zoe, at Cleland Rock
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  • Limekiln
    Limekiln
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  • The mill from trail from Kildoo Picnic Are
    The mill from trail from Kildoo Picnic...
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McConnells Mill State Park Things to Do

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    by laucu9 Written Aug 23, 2011

    Though the park has no pavilions, this picnic area is very large and has many shaded tables. There is a trail that leads down to the mill- it's very steep and has many sets of steps. In the picnic area, there is a bathroom building and scattered charcoal grills. Across the street there is a huge open field that is mostly flat.

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    by laucu9 Written Aug 22, 2011

    A half-mile trail leads you over Hells Run and to the Hells Hollow Falls and the site of an old limekiln. Essential hike for visitors to the park. It's a 1/2 mile trail and is easy hiking- all flat. The only semi-difficult part is when you get to the falls- there's a staircase down to the falls but to really see them you've got to climb out over some slippery rocks.

    Hell's Hollow Falls Hell's Run Limekiln
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    by laucu9 Written Aug 22, 2011

    The mill was originally built in 1852 by Daniel Kennedy, but was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1868. Thomas McConnell bought the mill in 1875, and made some improvements to make it one of the first rolling mills in the country. It processed corn, oats, wheat and buckwheat for local customers. Though the inside is not always open to visitors, the scenery around the mill makes a visit worthwhile.

    The bridge is one of two covered bridges in Lawrence county. It was built in 1874. It is drivable and serves on a major route through the park.

    McConnell's Mill The mill from trail from Kildoo Picnic Are Covered Bridge View of McConnells Mill Road
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    by laucu9 Written Aug 22, 2011

    We stopped here on the way home for a snack and some drinks and were pleasantly surprised- this is one of the few true general stores left. They had a little bit of everything and were very reasonably priced.

    What to buy: Anything!

    What to pay: We got a pack of cut veggies that came with dipping sauce, and 3 drinks for $12.

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