Balmoral Grist Mill

A working grist mill from 1874

Discover this three-storey mill tucked away in a wooded gorge on Matheson’s Brook. See grains being ground, sifted and turned into flour just as they have been since Alexander McKay opened this mill in 1874. 

Bring a picnic and linger in this shady and peaceful place. Hear the mill stream splashing as water tumbles over the dam. Ramble along the Christine MacDonald Walking Trail as it winds along the brook.

Interactive 360° tour

Experience and explore the mill from home with our new 360° tour. 


Due to the extensive cleanup from Hurricane Fiona and to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, Balmoral Grist Mill is closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in the spring 2023.

Our site trails and grounds will reopen once treefall and other debris has been cleared. Please check our website and social media for updates.

Contact us

Balmoral Grist Mill
660 Matheson Brook Rd
Tatamagouche, NS
B0K 1V0

Buy one Get 27

Give the Gift of Heritage

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.