Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park


Location:3 miles north of Saint Helena on Highway 29.
Facilities:Visitor center, exhibits, picnic area, trails.
Special Features:Site of a partially-restored water-powered grist mill with a 36-foot water wheel. Built in 1846, the mill remained in use until the early 1900s, and was a center of social activity for Napa Valley settlers. A 2-mile trail connects this park to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (see separate entry).
Address:c/o Diablo Vista District Office
845 Casa Grande Rd
Petaluma, CA 94954

Phone:707-942-4575
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=482
Size: 0.75 acre.

See other parks in California.
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At Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, it's easy to imagine an era when neighbors shared news while the miller made flour from their grain.
After breakfast, we headed out to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park ($4 parking fee) and walked to nearby Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park ($3 each).