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. Take a break from driving with a short walk by the mill or some country fare at the restaurant.
At a Glance:
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.
Sleeping and Eating:
Mabry Mill Restaurant: Enjoy simple but delicious country fare inspired by rural Appalachia. Breakfast is served all day, with classic lunch and dinner entrees as well. Open seasonally. Visit the Mabry Mill Restaurant website for more information.
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
Last updated: September 30, 2020