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Yates Mill is the last operating, water-powered gristmill in NC's capital county. The 18th century mill was restored, and the 174-acre park developed, through a partnership among the County of Wake, Yates Mill Associates, and NC State University...more
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Went with the family to check out Yates Mill - very scenic and peaceful. The museum in the welcome center is very informative. Pleasant stroll to get to the mill. Fun afternoon excursion for the family.
Easy to find. Beautiful grounds. Make sure you walk around the pond - lots to see on the trail - try and get a photo of the turtles.
No crowds but one very annoying group that that seemed to shadow us....please try to be quiet...More
This is a beautiful place to go in the fall. The colors in the trees are so vivid. There were a few photographers taking family pictures out there. There are 3 trails, each only a mile or less. There is a lovely dock that people...More
A great place to visit especially in the spring and the fall. I visited with a friend in the spring. We enjoyed the beautiful lake and old mill with the waterfall. A great day trip and not too far out of city.
Very pleasant, picnic tables and good parking. Take a look at the lake and the mill itself, but the best part is walking around behind the mill across to the rocks below the dam for a good view of the mill wheel and the flowing...More
As the oldest existing mill in Wake county (that is still put to use for special occasions), it has historical interest. There is also a small visitor's center, and a choose-your-trail system -the longest is a one mile out-and-back, while the other two are smaller...More
We went to check out the Historic Yates Mill County Park and ended up staying for the whole morning. The place is tranquil as well as historic. The hiking trails were beautiful to walk, and we enjoyed learning about the human history. There are information...More
Nice, quaint place to visit when you have extra leisure time...Interesting place to visit...However, I stay away from the snake area....My husband and two adult sons however did not....Did not like that part of the park....Probably will not go back but I am glad that...More
Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
It looks like several helpful folks have already answered your question, but I'll add a few details just in case...if you park on the visitor center-end of the parking lot (located off 4620 Lake Wheeler Road) and head to the... More
It looks like several helpful folks have already answered your question, but I'll add a few details just in case...if you park on the visitor center-end of the parking lot (located off 4620 Lake Wheeler Road) and head to the gravel path that's located to the left/east side of the building, then you can follow this path to the mill (there will be a T-interaction after you pass the building - you'll want to head to the left). The path is about 600 feet long and there are several benches to stop and rest along the way, in addition to a picnic area about half-way there.