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Location Youngstown, Ohio
Address 2303 Mccollum Rd, Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Lat, Long 41.087725, -80.692555
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Phone Number 330-779-3114
Description Mill Creek Park is a metropolitan park located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is the second largest metropolitan park in the United States after Fairmount Park in Philadelphia and the 140th largest park located within the limits of a U.S. city. Mill Creek Park was established in 1891 by Volney Rogers as the first park district in Ohio. In 2000 Volney Rogers was inducted posthumously into Ohio's Natural Resources Hall of Fame for his principal role in establishing Ohio's park districts. Mill Creek Park was established in 1891 by Volney Rogers as the first park district in Ohio. Mill Creek Park is the largest area of the MetroParks encompassing 2,882 acres of the MetroParks' 4,400 acres. Recreation opportunities include hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, volleyball, picnicking, cross country skiing, sledding, and much more. Mill Creek Park offers 20 miles of drives and 15 miles of foot trails. Mill Creek flows through the Park in a northerly direction supplying water to three lakes. Mill Creek Park extends along the Mill Creek Valley from Western Reserve Road to the confluence of Mill Creek and the Mahoning River. The northern section of Mill Creek Park includes Lanterman’s Falls and the Mill Creek Gorge. This area offers breathtaking views with its cascading waters; steep hillsides, beautifully covered with deciduous and evergreen trees; bold sandstone outcroppings; and numerous grass-covered meadows. South of the gorge the land is rolling and partly wooded. Hitchcock Woods, south of Route 224, includes dense woods and extensive wetlands, undeveloped except for primitive trails. The Mill Creek Preserve extends Mill Creek Park to Western Reserve Road and features a 102-acre Category 3 wetlands.
Keywords OH, Park, Trails, Hiking, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Picnicking, Cross Country Skiing, Sledding,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-06-21
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