The Yates Mill County Park in NC is off to the south of Raleigh, the capital of NC. The park is full of natural beauty that draws many photographers ranging from family to serious wild life photography.
The Park features the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. The old mill on Steep Hill Creek that we today call Yates Mill has stood on its foundation since the 1750s, despite disasters including floods, hurricanes, war and neglect. Today the mill is fully restored and operable.
Fall season brings even more colors to the park.
Bush of weeds or grass grow around the packing area of the park.
There are old gears, wheels etc. laid around the I guess they are old part of the mill.
A small creek leads to the wood near the mill.
The mill sits near the lake which is the center of the park.
Trees over the mirror like lake surface.
The lake at the center of the park.
Wooden area around the park.
Lotus grow under the tree shade.