Nearby Attractions to McConnells Mill State Park
Information about McConnells Mill State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency.
Explore the Area
Portersville Borough is one of the closest communities to the park. In May, August, and October you can attend the Portersville Steam Show to learn about steam engines and old farm machinery. Other nearby towns include Pleasant Hills and Rose Point.
Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.
Nearby State Parks and Forests
McConnells Mill State Park is close to three state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.
Moraine State Park
The 16,725-acre Moraine State Park features gently rolling hills, lush forests, and sparkling waters that disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction.
Each year, more than one million boaters, hikers, bikers, and swimmers visit the park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices.
Today, the park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.
Jennings Environmental Education Center
Jennings Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to providing environmental education and recreation to the community. A variety of programs that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources are available for children, teachers, and the general public.
One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake. The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the blazing star.
Maurice K. Goddard State Park
The 2,856-acre Maurice K. Goddard State Park features the 1,680-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers and boaters. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons.
The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields, and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially waterfowl, eagle, and osprey.
Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places
The Frank Preston Conservation Area is a couple miles to the east of the park and offers additional recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities.