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Explore the historic Mabry Mill, located on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience live milling demonstrations, as this gristmill still grinds flour more than a century since its original construction. See the nearby Matthews Cabin, blacksmith...more
Hours Today: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
266 Mabry Mill Rd SE, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-3600
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Mabry Mill is one of the most beautiful spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. An old Mill is the center of the place. Nice easy walking trails let you get a good look at the Mill and it's associated buildings. There's a gift shop and...More
Mabry Mill is said to be the most phtographed site on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I can see why! Picturesque. Interesting. Crowded on a Tuesday afternoon in late October. Take your time and don't rush through. Well worth the time.
My husband and I went on a Tuesday around 3:30. We had not eaten lunch prior to arriving, and after reading reviews from other visitors decided to order the breakfast. It was horrible. My grits had been watered down and were not hot. The bacon...More
Beautiful walk thru and around the old buildings. Old mill with many uses, grinding grains, sawing logs, finishing lumber, and more. All belt fed by the water wheel. A working forge at the blacksmithing building and other old buildings spread about a small space. Many...More
Nice place to visit on the Parkway. Good to see how the early people made do with what is available. The Park Service has done a good job of keeping it as it was except the black pipe bringing the water to the Waterwheel...cover it...More
What can I say, I was charmed by this place. Even though it’s the most photographed place on the BRP, I thoroughly enjoyed capturing images of the mill. Seems well preserved and we had a pleasant walk around the well maintained grounds. Cool place -...More
I didn’t know this would be so beautiful, peaceful and engaging. The Mill is a photographic jackpot, especially if you get the duck gliding in the foreground. But there’s more. Caring and informative rangers and volunteers sharing intriguing details of old Appalachian life, artifacts, buildings,...More
My husband visited Mabry Mill a few weeks ago with my son. We were in the area for a family reunion and he wanted me to enjoy it as much as they did. And I did! The food is amazing! We had pancakes (of course)....More
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that is a very tough question. you would really need to check the weekly schedule for the change of color for the area you are visiting. personally the entire area is gorgeous even when the fall colors have not yet occurred... More
that is a very tough question. you would really need to check the weekly schedule for the change of color for the area you are visiting. personally the entire area is gorgeous even when the fall colors have not yet occurred. also trying to find hotel rooms can be crazy this time of year. if you are planning on going this year, don't wait past mid October.
I was up at Rocky Knob (near Mabry Mill on the Parkway) about ten days ago and there was minimal color change so you should see a good show. It's hard to say though because so many factors go into mother nature giving us her... More
I was up at Rocky Knob (near Mabry Mill on the Parkway) about ten days ago and there was minimal color change so you should see a good show. It's hard to say though because so many factors go into mother nature giving us her best in the fall. this year is a mixed bag with warmer then normal temps slowing down the process and a lack of rain in some areas allowing leaves especially at higher elevations to wither and die before they change. my suggestion is to travel some distance on the parkway as the elevation changes dramatically along the way you will find the show somewhere