We were traveling by motorcycle, the mill is located on Rt 252 which is a beautiful drive. Rolling hills, wild flowers and the perfect locale for this working grist mill. Current owners were present to provide history and answer questions. A must see!
History, engineering, photo op and great grits!
I brought three pre-teens here as a stop in the way home from vacation and we all loved it! The miller himself came out and spent about fifteen minutes showing us the mill, discussing its history and how it worked, and talking with us about how he has learned about it. His personable style and genuine interest in the kids and their questions made it a great stop! Their grits are the best I’ve ever had, and all the other items we purchased there were also wonderful. It’s also a beautiful spot for pictures with the water wheel and only 4 miles off the highway on a pleasant road. Take the side trip- it’s well worth the time!
Wonderful & free place to relive history and enjoy beautiful surroundings
We stopped by Wade’s Mill on a Friday afternoon so we did not get to see the wheel turning with the water running through; however, the owner made it one of our most memorable and interesting stops on our vacation. He explained how the process worked and walked us through the entire Mill. It was amazing and he spent a great deal of his time showing us everything. We spent about 45 minutes to an hour. He had different types of products for sale too. I bought non-GMO cornmeal and also a hush puppy mix. We made the hush puppies when we got home and I must tell you that they were the best I have had in 25 years. They were not the dense little things you get in most restaurants. They were light and fluffy like they should be! I wish I had bought a lot more mix!! We sprinkled a bit of Old Bay on ours. If you enjoy historic spots and scenery, then you absolutely should not miss this place! Don’t forget your camera. I had mine but was so fascinated that I forgot to take pictures inside.