Just made it! Mabry Mills

We had one more stop to make on our Blue Ridge Parkway road trip and time was running out on us but as it turned out that was a good thing. After we left the falls we hit the Blue Ridge Parkway and made as much of a bee line as we could to Mabry Mills; completed in 1910. It was a MUST see and photograph for me.

At milepost 176 on the parkway, it is considered one of the most picturesque places along the parkway especially in spring, summer and autumn. It’s one of those places that everyone likes to take a photo of the same thing – the mill. Everyone and me πŸ˜‰

The mill is located in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. By this time on our road trip, this was the 4th state we had driven in, not including our own of Ohio and we had one more state to go; more about that in the next post. The mill is run by the national park service and has a restaurant, gift shop and demonstrations of basket making, spinning, black smithing and local folk and mountain music during the summer and fall.

Besides the mill, you can walk the grounds to see the cabin of the original owners – Ed and Lizzie Mabry – or just hike the beautiful grounds. After the delay from snow and detours and our time at the Linville Falls, we arrived at the mill after it was closed and just about everyone was gone. The grounds were still open which was fine with me because I just wanted to see the mill anyway. And because we arrived later in the day, the sun was beginning to set and only a couple of people were in the way of getting a clear shot of the mill.

This time arriving late worked out perfectly and I was so happy with the results. DH had to pull me away as I kept shooting as the light went down but yes, we needed to hit the road to find our hotel near Roanoke, Virginia before it got dark.

Mabry Mill in Autumn:

Mabry Mills, Blue ridge parkway, Virginia, historic

Next time on our road trip… another day, another national park.

Teri πŸ“·

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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4 Responses to Just made it! Mabry Mills

  1. You captured the mill beautifully!

  2. Ingrid says:

    That’s a wall-hanger. You have to print this one. Gorgeous!

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