Mabry Mill - Milepost 176

Mabry Mill with reflection in pond and pink flowers
Mabry Mill is one of the most picturesque places along the Parkway, especially with spring and summer blooms.

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The sights and sounds of Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and did blacksmithing for three decades. The old mill, cultural demonstrations, and a decades-long tradition of Sunday afternoon music and dancing continue to draw visitors today.
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At a Glance:

  • Historic mill
  • Cultural demonstrations on weekends in summer and early fall.
  • Matthew’s Cabin
  • Hiking trail
  • Mountain music concerts (check the website calendar for schedule)

Points of Interest:

Mabry Mill: One of the most picturesque places on the Parkway. Mabry’s original sawmill and blacksmith shop still stand as well. The mill is open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.

Matthew’s Cabin: Not one of the original Mabry buildings, Parkway designers relocated this historic cabin from close by. Now, Matthew’s cabin adds to the area’s picturesque and historic nature. In summer and fall, catch up with rangers and volunteers during cultural demonstrations.

Things to Do:

Hike the Mabry Mill Trail: Also known as the Mountain Industry Trail, this is a 0.5-mile easy trail that gives excellent views of the historic buildings.

Nearby Towns And Access

  • Christiansburg, VA: 37 miles
  • Floyd, VA: 15 miles
  • Stuart, VA: 17 miles
  • Closest Main Access Roads: US Route 58, Virginia State Route 8

Last updated: May 23, 2024

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199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


828 348-3400

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