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. 

COVID-19 update

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and for the safety of our community and staff, we ask that only those from our local municipality visit the grounds of Balmoral Grist Mill.  While enjoying fresh air and exercise on our grounds and trails, we remind everyone to follow NS Public Health’s guidelines and restrictions regarding physical distancing, mask-wearing and gathering limits. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.  By working together, we can ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy.


June 1st opening delayed


Child - Free
Youth - $2.80
Adult - $3.90
Senior - $2.80
Family - $8.65

Contact us

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

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