Mountain Industry Trail at Mabry Mill-Milepost 1762

Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120

Mountain Industry Trail at Mabry Mill-Milepost 1762

Mountain Industry Trail at Mabry Mill-Milepost 176.2 Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This highly developed and popular paved path (wheelchair accessible) explores a virtual mountain community. Mabry Mill, probably the Parkway’s most photographed site, is surrounded by historic structures and informative exhibits about the early Appalachian economy. How popular is this trail? One indication is that two Parkway trail maps are printed—one oriented from parking at the restaurant/gift shop, the other from overflow parking lots farther away. Signs at those sites mirror the maps.

But don’t let tour buses deter you. This trail features what is perhaps the Parkway’s most photographed site, Mabry Mill—a scene notoriously claimed by postcards from states other than Virginia. A stop here also impresses with what is surely one of the more complex systems of water flumes ever devised to feed an otherwise primitive water- powered facility. Indeed, Mabry Mill and the blacksmith shop are no relocated historic structures, as some are along the Parkway. This is their original, if landscaped, location."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"This highly developed and popular paved path (with wheelchair access) explores a virtual mountain community. Mabry Mill, probably the Parkway’s most photographed site, is surrounded by historic structures and informative exhibits about the early Appalachian economy. How popular is this trail? One indication is that two Parkway trail map signs are posted: one oriented from the restaurant/ gift shop, the other from the overflow parking lot. But don’t let tour buses deter you. This trail features what is perhaps the Parkway’s most photographed site, Mabry Mill—a scene notoriously claimed by postcards from states other than Virginia. A stop here also impresses with what is surely one of the more complex systems of water flumes ever devised to feed an otherwise primitive water-powered facility." Read more

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Trail Information

Meadows of Dan
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
The Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803-8686 (828) 271-4779 (828) 298-0398
Local Contacts
USGS Meadows of Dan; Parkway trail map, available in season at the Mabry Mill restaurant/gift shop
Local Maps

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Dec 2018