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Nearby Attractions to Hillman State Park

Information about Hillman State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Washington County Tourist Promotion Agency.

Explore the Area

Located 26 miles west of the city of Pittsburgh, and even closer to the Pittsburgh International Airport, the park is near the towns of Florence, Frankfort Springs, and Clinton, all of which offer food and retail amenities. Nearby Robinson Township offers additional places to shop and eat.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Hillman State Park is close to three state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Raccoon Creek State Park

The 7,572-acre Raccoon Creek State Park is one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most visited state parks. It began as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s.

The park features the beautiful 100-acre Raccoon Lake. Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Point State Park

Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” The park commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark. DCNR works in collaboration with the Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to interpret the history of the Forks of the Ohio.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, walking, biking, boating, kayaking, and fishing.

McConnells Mill State Park

The 2,546-acre McConnells Mill State Park is located in Lawrence County and encompasses part of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, which is a National Natural Landmark.

Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steep sides while the valley floor is littered with huge boulders. Scenic overlooks and waterfalls are popular natural attractions.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, whitewater boating, fishing, hunting, climbing, and wildlife watching.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 117 is located nearby, offering additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is an eight-county area centered around Pittsburgh that tells the story of the region’s evolution from colonial settlement to “Big Steel” to the modern era.