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“Grand Site with Mill, Lake, and Park”

Historic Yates Mill County Park
Ranked #11 of 155 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. The park is open 361 days per year, from 8 am to sunset. The visitor center with its 2,200 square feet of exhibit space is open 8:30 am to 5 pm. The historic mill is open for guided tours Mar-Nov each year for public tours on weekends (fee: $3-5) and also by appointment on weekdays for organized groups.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This Historic setting and natural park enviroment makes it a place you want to be. Wake County has done a great job with this site and it is well worth visiting at any time of the year. Walking trails and the lake make it a most relaxing venue.

Thank John1149
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I've grown up around the corner from Yates Mill Pond, so I've seen it's changes throughout the years from decrepit conditions after it was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Fran, to the revitalized state that it's in now. NC State University did a fantastic job with cleaning up the park and making it what it's into today. It has a nice museum in the visitor center, great hiking trails around the park, fishing off the boardwalk, and you can do tours of the mill on weekends. Take an afternoon and enjoy it!

Thank PackPride
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Just a time pass...Its fine to visit , but dont have any big expectations! Been there few times and we like it.

1  Thank Vasudevan M
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The restored mill site has a nice visitor center, enjoyable nature trails that are easy on all ages and it's free. Great place to picnic, too. Bring your camera for some nice environmental photography of the kids or for romantic couple's shots.

Thank Jerry P
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

This park is surprisingly pretty. It is just south of Raleigh. Its a great place to take a walk. There is a short loop that goes around the mill and lake. You can start or end by checking out the exhibits in the main building.

Thank Jen H
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