One look at a photo of the Glade Creek Grist Mill and it is hard not to think “West Virginia”.
The Grist Mill is on par with other State icons such as the New River Gorge Bridge, Blackwater Falls, Seneca Rocks and the Capitol Building. Accurately stated in the latest issue of Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, the Glade Creek Grist Mill truly is ‘iconic’.
During the fall season The Grist Mill’s placement among Glade Creek’s boulders, has a backdrop that would make Bob Ross have no reason to add another “happy little tree”.
It’s beautiful. Seriously. In fact so much so that it’s considered one of the most photographed places in the state.
Photos of the Mill, with the surrounding fall colors, has appeared on and in everything from magazines and coffee table books to refrigerator magnets and playing cards.
Simply put, the image captures our imagination. For some it is a reminder of where they came from, for others of where they’d like to go. The Mill itself is a representation of bygone days in which covered bridges dotted the landscape along with more than 500 water-powered mills, just like the one at Babcock State Park.
What You Might Not Know
On your next visit, feel free to use these “Cliff-Clavinisms” to impress your friends.
What You Need to Know
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