Friday, September 12, 2014

McMaster's Mill with Sadie

A few days ago, on a beautiful early evening, Sadie and I went for a little truck ride, just down the road about 10 minutes, to a lovely spot called McMaster Mill  Historic Park.

This park was created on the site of the old mill.
 A lovely place to wander, listen to the rushing water, and
imagine what things were like back in the mid 1800s.
It was developed just 2 or 3 years ago.
There are nice trails and lookoffs, well maintained.

Sadie leading the way. Decisions...decisions...
Go left Sadie or we'll never make it back....

There are reminders of the buildings that once were there.

Looking down to the water

Standing beside the river 

There are places to sit and rest, or enjoy a coffee/lunch

Two boards tell the history of the mill.
The mill was in operation in 1913
There were lots of buildings as you can see.
In 1923 the business was renamed E.R. McMaster and Sons
It relocated to Kingston in 1954 after 96 years of milling
at Rockville Notch.
In the mid 1800s there was first a watermill, a grist mill
and blacksmith shop, that formed the Rockville Co., a
lumber business

Looking way down to the bottom of the falls

The upper part of the falls
In the spring the water really rushes over the rocks
It is much lower this time of year.

Sadie says it is time to head back up the hill.
Yes, and it only took us about 4 rest stops to get back to the truck.
It is so much harder going up, than coming down
but we made it!!!!!!

I thought I would just throw this in. 
It is a shot of the valley below from our road on the mountain

And that was our little adventure to Rocknotch.
I was bushed, but glad we had gone
so I could share this little place
with you.

Have a good week!


  1. Lovely, Momma. I'm glad you are getting out on some little adventures - good for both you and the pup! :)

    1. We had a good time. Neither one of us move too fast as you know, but with 'sit time', and lots of rest stops, it was very nice. Love you.

  2. Looks like you and Sadie had a nice time, Bonnie. Nice to look at the pictures and imagine being there.

    1. We did Kathy. Perhaps you could say "we followed our paws". I purposely went there to get some pictures, and enjoy the beauty and the quiet. I was encouraged by one of my favourite bloggers....You, of course.

  3. What a gorgeous view you have, Bonnie! I too love visiting places that combine nature and history and you obviously really enjoyed your walk.

    1. Yes, Perpetua, we did. Nature and history- a great combination, which is why I have enjoyed visiting so many museums over the years. Nova Scotia is full of history, and it is beautiful.