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Historic Yates Mill County Park

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Quaint area and nice easy hike

We enjoyed our time there but was a bit surprised we could not walk our dog here. Came back another... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great old mill

Great old Mill. Nice trail around the mill pond. They offer tours of the mill, but I was not there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Todd, North Carolina
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Yates Mill is the last operating, water-powered gristmill in NC's capital county. The 18th century mill was restored, and the 174-acre park developed, through a partnership among the County of Wake, Yates Mill Associates, and NC State University...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3912
+1 919-856-6675
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our time there but was a bit surprised we could not walk our dog here. Came back another time and had a nice hike, but we prefer to walk the dog when we walk as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PVH1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great old Mill. Nice trail around the mill pond. They offer tours of the mill, but I was not there at the time of a tour. Very pretty

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank frailingbanjo
Reviewed January 16, 2019

If you want a beautiful and relaxing walk - try this park. The mill is very photogenic and the park is just enough to make a quick nature break worth your time while still leaving time to do other things along the way.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KathyNC18
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Nice place to spend a couple of hours. There is a museum that will take no more than 15-30 minutes. Nice trails, length depends on which you choose. The mill itself is a great photo spot. Lots of nature, we also brought lunch and ate...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Natalie S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Went with the family to check out Yates Mill - very scenic and peaceful. The museum in the welcome center is very informative. Pleasant stroll to get to the mill. Fun afternoon excursion for the family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank My-Chau M
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Easy to find. Beautiful grounds. Make sure you walk around the pond - lots to see on the trail - try and get a photo of the turtles. No crowds but one very annoying group that that seemed to shadow us....please try to be quiet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Real_Duke_of_Hockley
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to go in the fall. The colors in the trees are so vivid. There were a few photographers taking family pictures out there. There are 3 trails, each only a mile or less. There is a lovely dock that people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank redheadedmama
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A great place to visit especially in the spring and the fall. I visited with a friend in the spring. We enjoyed the beautiful lake and old mill with the waterfall. A great day trip and not too far out of city.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trail779345
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Very pleasant, picnic tables and good parking. Take a look at the lake and the mill itself, but the best part is walking around behind the mill across to the rocks below the dam for a good view of the mill wheel and the flowing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Phillip W
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great place to do a tour well worth the money. I went with a group tour the water was amazing the staff was super friendly the park was beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
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Janice S
November 19, 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
The mill dam faces east and there is a big pine tree to the south of the mill, so it is a challenge to get good light and lack of shadows...but it is a good challenge!
Donna C
June 15, 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
Unfortunately public transportation (buses) only come within one mile of the park (at the intersection of Lake Wheeler Road and Tryon Road).
June 5, 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
It looks like several helpful folks have already answered your question, but I'll add a few details just in case...if you park on the visitor center-end of the parking lot (located off 4620 Lake Wheeler Road) and head to the... More