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Great stroll as a couple

Walking path completely paved which accomodates everyone. Great scenes and the signage really does... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matt P
Easy and enjoyable

This area offers an easy walk among the trees. See the natural springs and follow from the blue... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Park Ridge, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking path completely paved which accomodates everyone. Great scenes and the signage really does a fantastic job teaching the history of the area.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area offers an easy walk among the trees. See the natural springs and follow from the blue pool to the boils to where the water disappears again under the rocks. There is a short paved path, or a longer unpaved loop to walk. Great...More

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first settlement which started Lexington, KY. Park has a visitors center where you can get info on the sights with in the park. First place of interest is a spring with a bluish tint. Paths are paved. Limited parking is available. Check...More

Thank John L
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I go to McConnell Springs whenever the weather is nice, it's within the city area but you feel almost like in the State Park

Thank Kinga B
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited the park in late spring. We took a small hike. There was a beautiful pond with ducks, lots of trees and even an old log cabin! There is a nature center with staff, so this park would be a great place to educate...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Our first stop was to the visitors center where they had a small but nice room of exhibits. Then we headed outside to the trails. The area has paved, gravel, and dirt trails that wind through the 26 acre natural area park. Be sure to...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a Great place to take kids and talk about the beauty of nature or to escape for some quite time!

Thank tmacy916
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

It is not large, but it’s a fun walk and convenient to downtown. Worth exploring when you have time.

1  Thank Ron E
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is a nice little trail not far from the city. There are a lot of informative signs along the couple of miles; they explain the springs along this trail system. The hike is very easy, with mostly level ground.

1  Thank foxsocks
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise. McConnell Springs is truly a hidden gem. A nature filled get away in the city. Take a nice, easy walk into this unique springs area to enjoy beauty & history. A must do with no big time commitment.

Thank P M
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January 15, 2017|
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Response from Sassygardner | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a public nature preserve, so no swimming is allowed due to ecological impact to the springs.
December 22, 2015|
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Response from 316melee | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open year round but closes at dusk.