Historic Yates Mill County Park

Raleigh , North Carolina

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This hike not only explores historic and photogenic Yates Mill and its adjacent pond, but also nearby wetlands, tributaries, and hills on well-marked and maintained foot trails. The nature center here is worth a visit too. Yates Mill County Park truly deserves the “Historic” moniker at the beginning of its name, for it is the only operating mill left in Wake County of the seventy that were once scattered throughout the district. A mill, dam, and pond were first located here at Steep Hill Creek back in the mid-1700s, when North Carolina was still a British colony.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike not only explores historic and photogenic Yates Mill and its adjacent pond, but also nearby wetlands, tributaries, and hills on well-marked and maintained foot trails. The nature center here is worth a visit too.

Yates Mill County Park truly deserves the “Historic” moniker at the beginning of its name, for it is the only operating mill left in Wake County of the seventy that were once scattered throughout the district. A mill, dam, and pond were first located here at Steep Hill Creek back in the mid-1700s, when North Carolina was still a British colony.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Raleigh
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603; (919) 856-6675; wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill
Local Maps: Yates Mill County Park; USGS Lake Wheeler
Driving Directions: Directions to Historic Yates Mill County Park

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