This 2,600-acre park offers trails for hiking, biking, walking, and horseback riding, as well as a leash-free dog area, covered bridges, playgrounds, a volley ball court, pavilions and of course, the creek!
One of the highlights of the park are the two covered bridges, which are approximately a mile and a half apart, and easily accessible from the paved walking trail. On the west side of the park is the 32-foot-long Ebenezer Bridge, and on the east end is the 36-foot-long Henry Bridge that was built in 1841. The Ebenezer Bridge was moved to the park from a location in Fallowfield Township. Mingo Creek Park is also home to the historic Henry House, a brick house built in the early 1800s and occupied until the 1960s.
The park’s observatory, run by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, has meetings and "star parties" for enthusiasts. Check the calendar for scheduled events including geocaching, family campouts, and numerous outdoor activities – morel mushroom hunting, snowshoeing, yoga and more! Visit www.co.washington.pa.us/164/parks-recreation.
Local Tip: "The leash-free zone at Mingo Park is awesome. They have a separate area for little dogs. We like that because I used to run them over!" – Kai V.