Hiking Mill Creek Park

Saturday was our trail club annual holiday get together. Called URINEO, which stands for “Ultra Runner In North Eastern Ohio”, this is a tradition that has been going on since 2004 or 2005.

We have gotten brighter over the years. Gone are the waiting in the cold for other runners to finish, we now rent the Log Cabin for warm and companionship. It’s nice to be able to just hang out for the afternoon after running or hiking.

Hiking

I was joined by Allison, and my sister-in-law and nephew, Colleen, and Anthony for our hike around Lake Glacier.

Mill Creek
Covered Bridge Mill Creek Park Youngstown OH
Lanternman's Mill
Owl on the Monkey Trails
The hike became interesting when we started the monkey trail. We saw this owl.
This is a spectacular 17 point buck! He would not pause for a good picture.
His lady friends were around the next curve in the trail.
Deep inside the park, the deer know they are safe from hunting. This is a zoom in, I wasn’t that close to the little one.
Too soon, we were crossing up my favorite bridge, the Parapet Bridge. I call it the Troll Bridge-can you imagine a troll sitting up residency here?

The rain obligingly held off until we were back at the Log Cabin for snacks. Mill Creek Park is a beautiful hidden gem in Youngstown. The park has added signage and distance to the trails to make it easy to “hike your own hike”. Come and opt outside at Mill Creek Park!

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