This is one of the prettiest parks I've ever seen. It's actually two parks - Bacon Woods and Mill Hollow. The grounds are well taken care of, the staff is friendly, and it's a beautiful place to picnic or walk. There are several trails - you can get a map in the office. Lots of Canada geese, beautiful trees, cliffs...
We enjoyed several of the trails at Bacon Woods. They are well maintained and a clear map is at the trailhead.
We also enjoyed seeing the shale cliffs on the river. Lots of picnic tables and bathroom facilities.
If you want to skip rocks, this is the best place I have ever seen. The shale cliffs provide lots of small flat rocks along the Vermilion river.
The park also has lots of picnic tables and a playground for the kids.
I am fortunate to say we live but a hop, skip and a jump away. It is a beautiful park. The park service works hard to provide events throughout the year. Summertime is always exciting. They hold concerts every summer. The entertainers are top notch and very talented. The rangers are friendly and always available to help you or answer...
like going to park to fish. On the other hand it real dis appointing that with history on the park you do discuss or even have historical info on the Indians that use to live in park and that they were the ones who started the mill that use to be on property WE KICKED THEM OUT !!!
Start at the museum showing the daily living of the Benjamin Bacon family long ago. The house was originally built in 1845. I love the activities offered at the Carriage Barn which is spacious also offering a fireplace to enjoy. There are two separate park areas to walk, picnic, and play. We enjoyed a wonderful day just walking the path...