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Address: Sudbury, MA
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Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a...

Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a replica of an early 1740s grist mill that is still used for grinding grains for use and sale at the Inn.

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Beautiful and peaceful!

This is a great place for a picnic. Your kids can run around and look at the stream and go inside and learn about the Grist Mill. Great Place to take pictures for a wedding and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a great place for a picnic. Your kids can run around and look at the stream and go inside and learn about the Grist Mill. Great Place to take pictures for a wedding and you can even get married across the street at the Red Chapel.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This has to be one of the most photographed spots in New England. This is part of the Wayside Inn area, create by the Ford Foundation. The mill never actually worked...another of Ford's follies....but it sure is beautiful to see. You can easily walk up to the Wayside Inn and just across the road is the Martha Mary Chapel and... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a nice place to visit to see a working Grist Mill in a very peaceful setting. Many people come and have picnics on the grounds and the output from the Grist Mill is used to make some of the biscuits at the adjacent Wayside Inn. The miller is very helpful in explaining the workings of the mill. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view in Autumn! I like to go every fall. I enjoy taking pictures also it's quite and peaceful place. You're going to love it!

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

I brought some friends of China to see the mill and take the tour. volunteers were dressed up in period clothing and it was a lot of fun! I highly recommend this place. It is great for families friends hiking an all around great experience.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Near Longfellow's Wayside Inn, the grist mill is best visited Spring through Fall, when you can walk around outside around the mill and pond.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Only manned during the weekend, it is still interesting to see in person. Amazing that it still operates.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have been going to the Grist Mill for 50 years. We love to walk around the grounds and we go there to take pictures at each season of the year. Our daughters were married at the Martha Mary Chapel across the street and they had their wedding pictures taken in front of the Grist Mill. We like to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The mill was not open the day we arrived so we didn't get to see the inside but even so it was beautiful,peaceful and with the fall leaves and stream running by,a wonderful place to relax and reflect on the beautiful Fall season in Mass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Such quaint area and building. It's wonderful to visit in the morning to hang out with the family. I usually just visit for a walk or photo taking. I do not think it's meant to be a touristy place. There's no frill. I don't think you can even go in or find a tour guide. It's just an old-school beautiful... More 

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