It was a family Sunday in early July. One of Kristin’s favorite areas in the Blue Ridge Mountains is in southern Virginia. Following the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Fancy Gap area to some attractions near Meadows of Dan, Va always makes a nice half day trip. It’s a short drive for us, and a quick way to escape a 93 degree hot & humid day in exchange for a nice 78 degree day with a nice breeze. After a nice lunch at the Groundhog Mountain picnic area, we made the short ride north on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mabry Mill at milepost 176
Mabry Mill is a beautifully restored and preserved working mill right off the Parkway. It is certainly one of the BRP’s top attractions. It has a nice restaurant and gift shop, that among other typical parkway souvenirs,sells stone ground cornmeal, grits and buckwheat flour all ground at the mill. The whole area is very picturesque. Some very iconic photos have been made here with the beautiful small pond, and mill combination. The best photos here seem to come in the fall. It’s a nice place to visit in summer as well. Come on a weekend day, they may have the mill open for touring. Expect crowds though, this place is popular. For more info on the beautiful Mabry Mill, please click here.