As events develop with the COVID-19 virus, Newlin Grist Mill (NGM) continues to closely monitor the situation and follow guidance from the CDC and all levels of government including social distancing and restrictions on gatherings. The NGM has taken the following steps through May 31:
The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms will be closed;
All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;
Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;
The Fishing Breakfast has been cancelled;
Rentals and photography sessions are being cancelled for this period of time;
There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;
The trails will remain open but parking is limited
Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.
While the trails at Newlin Grist Mill remain accessible while the site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do want to remind everyone of a few things:
Continue to observe proper social distancing when you are on the trails. If you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. If you arrive and find that the parking lot is crowded, please postpone your visit to another time.
Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash that is held securely by the owner at all times. This is a township law, and it is to protect the health and safety of all park visitors (human and canine) and the wildlife in the park.
The park contains unique habitats that are home to sensitive plants and animals, some of which are being monitored through ongoing scientific surveys. Please stay on the trails to avoid disturbances (wading, dip netting, collecting, rock throwing etc.) that could damage wildlife and vegetation.
Remember that collecting of any kind, including plants and animals, is prohibited in the park.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.