Park Rules

Newlin Grist Mill is proud of its commitment to preserve both history and nature while making our 160-acre park free to those who come to enjoy it. The following rules were put in the place for the safety of the plants, animals, and historic structures that we protect, as well as our visitors.


Please do not disturb the plants and animals on the site. The flowers, trees, grass, shrubs, rocks, and all animals are part of the environment that we protect. Please leave them for others to enjoy.


For the safety of those using the trails, ATVs and horses are prohibited from the trails.


Please pick up after your pets and make sure that all pets are on leashes.


Fires are only permitted in BBQ grills or by special arrangement and approved in writing. If you are given written permission to utilize a fire pit, please make sure the fire is safely extinguished.


Wading (by humans or animals) in the mill race, stream, or ponds is not permitted. The mill race is part of the historic water system that operates the mill. Wading in the mill race prevents the mill from properly operating and causes damage.


Our ponds and stream house diverse ecological systems that are protected and under scientific study. Wading in these areas disturbs the study areas and damages wildlife habitat. Plants and animals should not be disturbed or removed from the property.


Alcoholic beverages are strictly forbidden.


Please help us keep Newlin Grist Mill beautiful. Please put all trash and recyclables in designated receptacles. Please help us keep our trails clean by picking up trash along our trails.


Be respectful of others and avoid amplified music.


Park only in designated parking areas.

Message to Our Community

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 will be taking the following steps, starting today March 16 through April 30:

  • 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; 

If you choose to enjoy the trails, please follow the practices of social distancing and if you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. These steps will help keep our staff, volunteers, visitors, and community healthy.
Members of the staff will be working to prepare the site for when we are able to open. We ask that you respect everyone’s safety by maintaining a reasonable distance.
Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

Newlin Grist Mill   l  219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342   l   610.459.2359   l   © Copyright 2014-2015 Newlin Grist Mill. All rights reserved.