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Address: 830 Stony Brook Rd, Brewster, MA
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Awesome with or with out the herring run

Best time to go is early spring, watch out for all the seagull poop. Nice walk around, be sure to check out both sides of the road, great for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Best time to go is early spring, watch out for all the seagull poop. Nice walk around, be sure to check out both sides of the road, great for kids.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a beautiful place to watch the herring swimming in the water.Seagulls are constantly looking for lunch. Very peaceful & relaxing setting to just soak up some nature.

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Went last week and was disappointed to learn it was closed. Since I was there, decided to walk around the grounds. A calm beautiful spot with gently flowing brooks, the old mill exterior, the water gates and finally, the fish latters which were FULL of herring. Never saw anything like it. Well worth seeing even if the interior is closed.

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Marlton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is one of few well-maintained grist mills on Cape Cod! Volunteers are a huge aspect of this historical site. The mill is open on Saturdays in the high season and provide fresh ground corn meal for $5/bag during those days. The grist mill is located downstairs while a small nice museum is located on the 2nd floor. This s... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Make time to detour out of Brewster to walk along this stream with steps of stone to form a series of fish ladders. While we weren't there in the herring season, we enjoyed walking along the stream and examining the sluice gate which allows water to be diverted to run the old grist mill. It only operates during summer weekends,... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We found this wonderful little spot as an attraction on our GPS. This was the perfect "get out and stretch your legs" spot after a drive around the cape. My small children loved adventuring on the paths and walking over the old plank bridges. I'm only sad that the mill wasn't functioning. We adventured here for well over 30 minutes... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The Stoney Brook gristmill in Brewster has recently been completely refurbished... Inside the mill are all kinds of historical photos and stories, outside the mill is a beautiful lake, plus in the spring you can watch the fish coming in and jumping up the ladder to the lake. Great fun and photo op, the water is just boiling with fish...... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Had a wonderful visit to a special piece of early American history in Brewster, Ma. The 17th century mill is marvel and the site along Stony Brook is beautiful. Our tour guide was both friendly and knowledgable. If you stop on a Saturday you can watch the corn being ground and bring some home. This is a "can't miss" stop!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed in Brewster during early May and hoped we were traveling at the right time to see the herring swimming upstream. We went to the Stony Brook Grist Mill pond and were intrigued by the sight of the herring jumping out of the water as they tried to make their way up the "ladders". After reading about the beauty... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Never to be forgotten views, you could stay for hours and not want to leave and bring your camera.one of the capes most beautiful spots.

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