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Historic Yates Mill County Park

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Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919-856-6675
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Pleasant for a walk - but no dogs.

A nice bird watching spot just south of Raleigh. A small museum and the old mill are worth looking at. You can't bring your dog though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A nice bird watching spot just south of Raleigh. A small museum and the old mill are worth looking at. You can't bring your dog though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have enjoyed going here to walk around the three trails. The mill is beautiful! There are tours of the mill available. This is a beautiful location for getting photographs as well! Note, if you are getting professional pictures taken here, the photographer will need to check in with the staff first. There are great bathrooms for at the end... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a lovely place to take a stroll with your spouse! What a nice walk with a well groomed trail, placards along the way explaining the wildlife you are seeing and the waterwheel is quite amazing. The history is interesting as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Um it's kind of small & the passing traffic on Lake Wheeler can be a bit of a distraction, all in all it's a nice place to visit though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lovely area around the mill. Knowledgeable tour guide was a NC State professor who was very informative about the mill's history. Hike around the pond was very pleasant and pretty.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped here for a few during the 4th of July holidays and it wasn't crowded. The park is beautiful and serene. Unfortunately, I didn't have any cash and there were no ATM's for me to get cash to pay for the 30 min guided tours. I was so annoyed but we made the best of it and enjoyed the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This park is outstanding with excellent facilities and is very well maintained. First you do have the historic mill (only open on weekends) which is very scenic along with Yates Mill Pond and a waterfall. They have three miles of trails all well maintained and shaded (important in the summer) and very well marked. The other thing really nice is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are great walking/running trails at this park. Not usually very busy so parking is ample. Weekend days when the weather is nice brings out all the families for the obligatory photos by the mill. Mill tours are done pretty regularly and a few times a year they have flour and corn meal for sale. Fishing is allowed on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful area and very nice exhibit area. Lots of photo opportunities and a great walk all around the lake.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Path is not paved but smooth dirt trail with no hilly parts. Very placid and peaceful. Did this walk with a group and we all loved it & would do it again.

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