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


In light of current conditions, Newlin Grist Mill continues to be closed as follows:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms remain closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • Rentals are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open, but parking is limited; and we ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing when on the property.

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.

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.