Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

It is truly a rare treat to see the massive Bale Grist Mill in action. Water pushes the enormous water wheel on the outside, and on the inside a beautifully crafted and restored system of pulleys, gears and giant stones crushes grain into flour. Delicious fresh-ground flour is for sale for a $5 donation, and it is well worth picking up, but the real reason to visit is to see the incredible antique machinery (steampunk indeed!), and perhaps to learn a bit about the ancient process of milling.

link: Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park official site

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