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mainemountainbear wrote a review Oct 2019
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas1,178 contributions602 helpful votes
This 0.5-acre (0.2 ha), simple, tree-shaded, town park was tucked beside East Main Street. It was named for the former Casco Mill, a colonial period gristmill, built in 1674, now long gone. It had dirt-lot parking for five vehicles, two picnic tables, a granite bench, but no restrooms or similar amenities. A vista point offered views of an old building across the Royal River, as well as rapids in the river itself. The more scenic upriver view, down a short dirt path, was its best attribute. I most enjoyed the river overlooks. A local map display, to put the park in context, would have been welcome.…
Date of experience: October 2019
MaineNewYork wrote a review Nov 2018
New York64 contributions29 helpful votes
The Grist Mill really sparkles in the Fall. It is a relatively small area with so much in it, not to mention the rushing water from a calm area. Very composing; some on site parking. Especially lovely at Sunset.
Date of experience: October 2018
Evelyn R wrote a review Jul 2018
Yarmouth, Maine18 contributions5 helpful votes
Small, just off Route 88, this is a lovely nook of a park to just sit, and eat your bag lunch. Not super quiet unless rain has made the river frisky as it is very near the 295 bride over the river, but still a favorite!
Date of experience: February 2018
Aussiesinmaine wrote a review Jul 2017
Falmouth, Maine208 contributions138 helpful votes
It's a good spot to stop for a picnic lunch. It's quiet and rarely more than a couple of other people around (except at clam fest). It's small and there is not much to do except sit and enjoy the view of the mill pond.
Date of experience: May 2017
deoboed wrote a review Nov 2016
Portland, Maine58 contributions8 helpful votes
This small park has a few benches overlooking the calm portion of the river and then a nicely fenced area where you can safely walk on to an overlook of the rapids as the water goes over a small waterfall. A nice place for a picnic lunch or just to take a moment in a busy day. There are several areas where there is open water at the end of a lawn so if you are traveling with children who like to get right up to the edge of things they would need to be watched carefully.…
Date of experience: November 2016