• Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
    Photo courtesy of Brian Welsh
  • Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
    Photo courtesy of Brian Welsh
  • Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
    Photo courtesy of Brian Welsh
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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

This out of ordinary state park is home to partially restored 36-foot water wheel and grist mill that was built in 1846. Back in the day it was where Napa Valley settlers came to have their corn and...  Read More


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  • Sightseeing: "Pack a picnic, and sit at one of the tables on the grass near the waterwheel."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Grab goodies from Oxbow Public Market or Dean & DeLuca in St. Helena and have lunch under a shady tree or at one of the many picnic tables."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Bale Mill State Historic Park has one of the largest waterwheels in the country. Still milling the old-fashioned way, for a donation, visitors can take milled goods home.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Have you ever seen a water-powered mill in action? It's a fun and rare glimpse back in time.

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