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Balmoral Grist Mill Museum

660 Matheson Brook Rd, Balmoral Mills, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
+1 902-657-3017
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Scenic spot

This is a scenic and historic working grist mill. It is in a beautiful little valley. It's worth... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
BMphotoTours
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Banff, Canada
Cute location

Very scenic location off of a dirt road in the country. There are some picnic benches around the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
shannhugo440
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Halifax, Canada
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660 Matheson Brook Rd, Balmoral Mills, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is a scenic and historic working grist mill. It is in a beautiful little valley. It's worth the detour to go and visit.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Very scenic location off of a dirt road in the country. There are some picnic benches around the place too if you choose to eat there. The mill itself is relatively quiet, about five of us were there at one time for a tour. The...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The mill is in a very scenic stream with great photo opportunities. We paid a small fee and took the tour. The docent was knowledgeable and very friendly. We very much enjoyed the stop.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

A bit off the beaten path but worth a visit. The building is well preserved/restored and there is a great photoop upriver with a shot of the mill and its reflection. out guide was very informative showing the mechanisms of this mill and giving us...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

knowledgeable staff, friendly and inviting. Beautiful setting and lovely trails. The experience was great.

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I can honestly say I've never really put any thought into how we get flour. I just wanted to see a historic mill as we drove to Cape Breton Island. This mill is definitely worth hitting the backroads to get there. Not only did we...More

Thank Stacey H
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This mill is a bit off the beaten path. It is incredibly photogenic if you walk behind it and can see its reflection in the water. The mill still produces some products and a miller works there several days a week. Our tour guide has...More

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Historical, scenic postcard quality location, and technologically fascinating for anyone with even a small interest in the history of technology. This is an operating grist mill from the mid to later 19th century, originally water powered but now powered by an electric motor. All the...More

Thank AKM4755
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

If you are interested in how things were done back in the day, you will love this mill. They not only tell you how the mills works, but also about the surrounding countryside and how life was lived. The mill still functions although on a...More

Thank frogcarguy
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent staff showed us around this wonderful old mill and explained the various different methods used to produce ground oats, wheat, buck wheat etc A must see visit close to North Shore of Nova Scotia

Thank Dean W
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Gary L
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Response from Stacey H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a small gift shop. There were some food items, but it was dependent on what had been milled recently.
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