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Corn meal and herring run

When they open up the mill, to grind the corn, head over and sample their homemade cornbread and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann P
Perfect quick activity for family

We visited Stony Brook on a Saturday (only time when the mill is working) and were treated to fresh... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Melissa H
New Rochelle, New York
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830 Stony Brook Rd, Brewster, MA 02631-1011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When they open up the mill, to grind the corn, head over and sample their homemade cornbread and score a bag of freshly ground cornmeal. This spot is beautiful to watch the herring run and learn about this amazing aspect of nature.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We visited Stony Brook on a Saturday (only time when the mill is working) and were treated to fresh corn bread made with local cornmeal! It was impossible to resist buying some cornmeal (ground fresh) for ourselves and as gifts. Our 9-year-old loved the little...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

It was cool to walk around and see the actual streams and pond area. The only drawbacks were missing the herring run and the actual mill being open on Saturdays only

Thank Christian S
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Took two toddlers here to walk the nice paths. The paths are not long but it was a nice outing and the place is very well maintained.

Thank KB1Texas
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Summer Saturdays the is mill working Spring time go to watch the herring run Beautiful in the fall also

Thank nunna2006
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I've been to the Mill many times over the years and it's always been a nice exposure to both the historical and the natural worlds. Even if you don't go into the mill itself, it's just a nice respite from the hustle and bustle and...More

Thank Mame90
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This gristmill has incredible history -- it has been in operation in Brewster for going on three centureies. On certain Saturdays in the summer, it is operated by volunteers, so you can see how the water is channeled to the water wheel, how it turns...More

Thank 2Minnesotans
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Try to visit this place at least once a year. Today found the Mill open and bought some cornmeal ground here. Love the outdoor experience and historical information. So fun to see and hear children's reactions to the herring jumping upstream.

Thank Shap1975
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this gem a few years ago and were able to see the herring run. The gulls plucked many of them out of the stream but we saw a few make it safely up to the pond. It was a little too cold...More

Thank AnneAdrift
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Grist Mill is nice in any season, but probably the most interesting time to see the grounds is when the herring run during springtime. A family member insisted I take them to get a look, I dragged my feet but agreed. Wow, so glad...More

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Ken S
July 21, 2015|
Response from Bannie925 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to walk the grounds and see the mill.
May 13, 2015|
Response from Bannie925 | Reviewed this property |
You can always visit the mill site. If you want to go inside the museum you can call to find out when they are open. 508- 896-1734