Once upon a time “The Old Gristmill” was a place where you would find someone grinding cornmeal to sell to the visitors. Now-a-days when you visit Stone Mountain Park you will find this building empty, but this wheel still turns reminding us of its purpose.
And, perhaps after you have your picnic underneath the trees on the hill overlooking “The Old Gristmill,” then you will venture beyond it walking along the trail beside the lake. At the end of your walk you will discover “The Covered Bridge.”
And, after your tour of the small island you will walk back across the bridge and follow the walking trail that will bring you back to “The Gristmill.” where your adventure started.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, June 19, 2013