My interest in photography goes towards nature photography and from that into travel. I enjoy seeing new places and try to use my photography to capture the beauty so that I might share it with others. Sometimes you don't have to travel far. It's right there in your own back yard.
Last operated commercially in the 1950s the mill was almost destroyed in 1996 when flooding caused by Hurricane Fran breached the dam. The dam was rebuilt with a poured concrete core faced with stonework from the original 18th Century construction.
Today the mill is seen in its mid-19th century configuration and is operated for historic demonstrations. The mill pond is the centerpiece of a 174 acre park dedicated to nature preservation and eco-education.
Yates Mill is located at:
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Open 7 days per week, 8 am to sunset.
Wake County Parks website: http://www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/default.htm