Millison Field

Millison Field

At the far reaches of the Reflection Riding driving loop and along Lookout Creek lies Millison Field – an area of both rich historical significance and botanical diversity. This flood plain, while somewhat dormant during the wet winter and early spring, bursts into life in the late spring, summer and early fall. In spring on the East side of Millison Field, underneath the high shade of the trees, Blue-eyed Mary, Golden Alexander and Spring Cress blanket the ground. Down by the creek look for Spring Beauty, Ragwort and Tall meadow Rue. Violets are abundant along the Roadside.

Dragonfly at Millison Field

Millison Field Dragonfly

Mill Stones at Millison Field

Mill Stones

In the summer, Dragonflies are the “star attraction” in Millison field as they zoom and dive, often in tandem! Many are brightly colored or iridescent. September brings towering masses of Purple Ironweed and other field flowers. Another attraction are the Indian Peace Treaty Mill Stones.

Millison Field was named for Captain J.R. Millison who on a dark Tuesday morning on November 24, 1863 quietly led a detachment of the 29th Pennsylvania across the narrow top of an old milldam in a rain-swollen Lookout Creek to this field.

Millison Field History