Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Visit to Historic Yate's Mill County Park

I am sad to say that I haven't been to this park in ages. The last time I was there was nearly 10 years ago when I worked for Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. At that time, the mill, a historic landmark, had been restored and there was a simple trailer on site to facilitate the programming. What a difference a decade can make; it is lovely! Today, we enjoyed the short walk around the mill pond and investigated the Interpretive Center that has been meticulously designed to fit in with the mill and the surrounding natural area.

We put the park on our list of fishing spots too keeping in mind that we can only fish from the boardwalk - no bank fishing. One of the signs indicated that eels live in the pond - those would be interesting to catch! The park offers a decent selection of programs for kids as well. I definitely foresee future visits to Historic Yate's Mill County Park this fall.

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