Bear’s Mill, built in 1849, is located along the banks of the scenic Greenville Creek. It is one of the few working grist mills operating in the country today. Master Miller, Terry Clark, continues to grind grain on the original buhr stones that were transported from France in the 1800’s. Mill tours and grinding demonstrations are held most Saturday afternoons conditions permitting. The first floor of Bear’s Mill boasts a quaint gift shop and the Clark Gallery with exhibits changing the last Friday of each month March – November. Art receptions are held the Friday beginning each exhibit from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Surrounding the mill is 35 acres of woodlands, trails, and other landmarks. The millrace path leads along the Greenville Creek to the upper and lower dams wear the water rushes over the dam with the ability to generate electricity by water power. A covered bridge connects across the Greenville Creek for photo opportunities. A memorial erected in honor Viet Nam veterans stands in remembrance of those who sacrificed. We host various events throughout the year at the mill like our annual Fall Open House the second weekend of October, the popular Candlelight Walk at dusk in December with a roaring bonfire, hotdogs and hot chocolate, and the Soup and Bowl event in March of each year. Bear’s Mill is one of the truly original historical structures that time has not touched.
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