"MABRY MILL VA" Mabry Mill by LoriPori

Mabry Mill Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 56 photos


Monday October 26, 2010
At milepost 176.2 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County , Virginia, you can visit the picturesque water mill MABRY MILL. We visited the Mill on a foggy, misty October day. It is a popular tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the Mill itself. Even in the mist, it was eerily beautiful. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in Rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the Gristmill, Sawmill and Blacksmith Shop. You will also see a log cabin, blacksmith Shop and animal shelter.
Also, there is Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop. The restaurant is famous for its buckwheat cakes. country ham, Virginia barbeque and blackberry preserves.


Farming has been a way of life in Southwest Virginia for generations. Ed and Lizzy Mabry's nearly Century old Gristmill is without a doubt the most picturesque spot on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. Even in the foggy mist, there was an eerie beauty about it.
Ed built this Mill and the Mabry's ground corn for their neighbours for three decades. Ed was talented in many other areas as well - adding a wheelwright shop, sawmill and blacksmith Shop.
Rangers and volunteers offer cultural history demonstrations like spinning wool, making baskets, even Blacksmith demonstrations are presented in the Blacksmith Shop.

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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Lori, outstanding photos of this quaint little place. See you soon in Macedonia. :-)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    I remember visiting this mill many years ago on our trip to VA & NC. Your misty photos are lovely :-)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    What a picturesque place! And it sounds interesting that they do historic demonstrations!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Excellent page Lori! What a delightful find. Places like these are so fun to explore. It looks like a perfect postcard.


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