Photos: Spring Mill State Park
Hi all! It’s been quite a while since I’ve made a post and I’m sorry about that. I have been so busy with my job… my blog has taken a backseat. I am happy that my work has picked up though! = ) I did get an opportunity to take some time and go to this wonderful state park I love. There are caves (unfortunately all but one closed to public due to white-nose syndrome for bats), lots of natural areas and trails to walk and see, campground, picnic areas, nature center and a pioneer village with an operating grist mill that makes corn meal every hour. I grew up going here and still love it today and so do my kids. Here are some photos I took recently while I was there. (there may be more than one post of these photos as I took some of the village and some of wildlife).
In this photo below you can see the flumes that bring water to the wheel of the mill and in the right portion is a little bit of the saw mill. The water comes from a cave back in the woods behind here. It feeds the mill and also forms a creek that runs through the village.
This is not even all of the buildings you can see at this village. These are open during the day (9 to 5 EST) with interpreters dressed to period telling you about each house and the family who would have lived there. Here is a link to the Parks website.. http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm
They also have an Inn that you can stay at on your visit if you like…http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/springmill/