Trailhead Adventures

Visiting Lanterman’s Mill and Falls at Mill Creek MetroParks

Directions: Points of Interest: Know before you go Lanterman’s Falls, and its namesake Lanterman’s Mill, is located within Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown, Ohio. Lanterman’s Mill, originally built in 1845 and fully renovated in 1982, is a fully functional grist mill capable of grinding corn and wheat into flower products. Additionally, Lanterman’s Mill is home […]

Top 10 (non-hiking) Activities in Mill Creek Metro Parks, Ohio

Mill Creek MetroParks offers over 2,800 acres of lush green beauty in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio.  Some of the first trails I ever hiked are here in Mill Creek, and hiking is my favorite activity when I visit this park.  Hiking, however, is just one of many activities that Mill Creek MetroParks has to […]

Top Spots to Grab a Drink After Day Hiking at Mill Creek Metro Parks

Mill Creek MetroParks, the second largest metroparks in the United States, is located in the middle of Youngstown, Ohio.  The south end of the park starts south of Youngstown in the suburb of Boardman and follows the Mill Creek through the South and West Side of Youngstown until Mill Creek meets the Mahoning River near […]

Mill Creek MetroParks Visitor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why should I visit Mill Creek MetroParks? Located in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio, Mill Creek MetroParks sprawls across 4,400 acres along the namesake Mill Creek. Founded in 1891, Mill Creek MetroParks is the second-largest Metropark in the United States, second only to Central Park in New York City. Mill Creek MetroParks offers a wide […]

Visiting Lanterman’s Mill and Falls at Mill Creek MetroParks

Lanterman's Mill

Directions: Parking (Main) – 41.06757, -80.68379 Parking (Overflow) – 41.06896, -80.68461 Points of Interest: Lanterman’s Mill – 41.06682, -80.68212 Lanterman’s Falls – 41.06666, -80.68222 Covered Bridge – 41.06653, -80.68135 Gorge Trail trailhead – 41.06702, -80.68258 Know before you go Lanterman’s Fall and its namesake Lanterman’s Mill is located within Mill Creek Metroparks in Youngstown, Ohio. […]

Hike the Lake Cohasset Loop in Mill Creek MetroParks bc

Hemlock trees and moss covered sandstone formations wrap around the oldest lake in Mill Creek Park.  This hike will guide you past multiple historic structures from the early 1800s.  Trailhead Location:  (41.072944, -80.688548)  – Suspension Bridge Parking Lot Distance & Type: 2.4 miles (3.9 km) Loop Elevation change: +/- 70 feet Difficulty: Easy hike on […]

Birdwatching at Lake Newport Wetlands – Mill Creek MetroParks, Ohio

The 40-acre Lake Newport Wetlands is a bird watcher’s playground.   Parking & Trailhead Location: Parking – (41.051420, -80.677695) Trailhead – (41.051453, -80.677411) Distance & Type: 0.5 miles (0.8km) Out and Back trail Elevation change: little to none Difficulty: Easy – Paved trail and boardwalk  Dog Friendly: Yes, on leash Hike features: Wildlife / birds – […]

Hike the Mill Creek Gorge at Mill Creek MetroParks

Trailhead Location:  (41.072944, -80.688548)   Distance: 1.8-mile loop hike Elevation change: +/- 105 feet Difficulty: Easy Hike features: Large, colorful sandstone rock formations Overhang cave Lanterman’s Mill The Covered Bridge The Suspension Bridge Note: Trail conditions change over time.  If you discover any inaccuracies with this post during your visit, please post a comment below […]