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Mahoning County Travel Guide 2017

outd EXPLORE THE mill creek wildlife sanctuary mill creek metroparks wetlands Mill Creek MetroParks Mill Creek winds throughout Mahoning County with miles of hike-bike trails, lakes for fishing, kayaking or paddle boating, championship golf courses, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Lanterman’s Mill, nature preserves and wetlands, and recreational fun for the entire family. The Wick Recreation Area includes a Par 3 golf course, tennis courts, batting cages, volleyball courts, play area, picnic facilities, softball and baseball diamonds, and soccer and football fields. In the winter, the sled hill offers well-lit slopes with a warming house and snack bar. Cross country skiing is available on Mill Creek Golf Course. Lake Newport, the largest of Mill Creek MetroParks’ three lakes, offers 60 acres of open water and 40 acres of wetlands. Lake Glacier is a 40-acre lake with fishing and boating permitted in season. 10 | youngstownlive.com Kayaks and paddle boats can be rented at both lakes. The Newport Wetlands, at the southern end of the lake, provide habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Experience this complex web of flora and fauna by walking the Albert E. Davies Wetland Trail, a boardwalk through the wetlands. Kayakers explore the wetland habitat through water trails inaccessible from land. millcreekmetroparks.org >> Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary Birding aficionados will want to visit this 264-acre former fish farm located in Beaver Township. The area attracts a variety of species, particularly migrating birds who use the Sanctuary as a resting point on their journey. More than 225 species of birds have been documented at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Elevated observation platform for viewing. Binoculars or spotting scopes are recommended. Austintown Park A 206-acre park with hiking trail, pavilions, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields and a children’s playground with splash pad to cool off during the summer months. 6000 Kirk Rd. Austintown, OH 44515 330-793-0718 Boardman Park The 227-acre green oasis in the heart of Boardman Township offers tennis and volleyball courts, ball fields, Kids Town and Tots’ Town playgrounds, open-air pavilions, hike-bike trails, an amphitheater for summer concerts and Pawstown Dog Park. 375 Boardman-Poland Rd. (Rt. 224) Boardman, OH 44512 330-726-8107 boardmanpark.com mill creek metroparks cascade falls


Mahoning County Travel Guide 2017
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