Fellows Riverside Gardens

Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio is part of the sprawling Mill Creek Park. Elizabeth Fellows donated the land and money for a free public garden which was first planted in 1963. I stopped by the other day (after four hours in the car 😩) and enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a garden in spring.

 

Beautiful foxglove
Columbines
Goldenstar
View across the water from the gardens.

Lanterman’s Falls

I made a side trip to Mill Creek Park yesterday and visited the beautiful Lanterman’s Falls. The park is Youngstown’s treasure, and the falls and mill must be the highlight of the park.

Lanterman's Mill, May 2014
Lanterman’s Mill, May 2014
This guy was hanging out in the rocks near the waterfall's plunge pool.
This guy was hanging out in the rocks near the waterfall’s plunge pool.

The mill was built in 1845 and restored in 1985. It is still used to grind corn and buckwheat.

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Old mill stones displayed outside the mill.

 

View from the covered bridge near the falls, May 2014
View upstream from the covered bridge near the falls, May 2014

More info about the park is available here.