About 8 miles west of the Columbia Tie Road and Cedar Creek Road
intersection you will find the Cedar Creek Grist Mill. If you haven’t
been there, it is a must see. The Grist Mill was built in 1876, and
off and on through various different owners, continued to mill flour
until 1912 at which time the Grist Mill was converted to a machine
shop for the logging industry. In 1980 the Grist Mill had changed
hands several times from the original owners to the State of
Washington, to the Fort Vancouver Historical Society and was
registered as a historical place. In1980 a group of local residents
decided to save and restore the old Grist Mill.
Today the Grist Mill is open Saturdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The mill grinds Wheat,
Red Western Wheat and Cornmeal. Head down and pickup
some Red Western Wheat Flour and plan buttermilk pancakes
for breakfast, you won’t be sorry.
Don't Miss the Big Events
End of June - Cakes and Cookies - With whole grain flours. Everything that's healthy AND delicious.
End of July - Blueberry Festival. - We'll be sampling blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup.
End of Aug - Cornbread Day - Test taste all the varieties of cornbread we can devise.
End of Sep - Bread and Butter making - Help us churn Sweet Cream
End of Oct - Apple Cidar Pressing (Click for more Info) the biggest event of the year
|More Info: Cedar Creek Gristmill Website
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The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is also known as the Battle Ground, Yacolt
and Chelatchie Prairie Railroad and dates back to about 1886. The
station is located on NE Railroad Ave, just south of Yacolt Road. There
are several trips including a 12 mile round trip ride starting in Yacolt to
Chelatchie Prairie, a trip from Yacolt to Moulton Falls which includes
Cliffside views of the Lewis River and a 330 foot solid rock tunnel. Fares
Range from $8.00 - $15.00 for adults, $5.00 - $12.00 for children 5-12,
under 5 are free and Seniors run $7.00 - $14.00.
The 2nd week of July is Amboy Territorial Days, a celebration of the town’s
founding. For all day fun, start in the morning with the Territorial Days
Parade. Then move on to the fair grounds for food booths, craft booths,
a logging show, lawn mower races, live entertainment, and a carnival.
Amboy Territorial Days is great family fun and an experience worth enjoying.
Fun for all ages! View tulip fields and our custom planted show field with
over 60 tulip varieties in bloom. Stroll through our display garden planted
thousands spring flowering bulbs ranging from tulips, hyacinths, daffodils,
muscari, crocus and other specialty varieties. Our display garden is unique
because we use our instant gardening method to exhibit all spring
flowering types at the same time despite their different bloom times.
Located off Lucia Falls Road outside of Yacolt you will find Pomeroy Living
History Farm. The farm depicts farm life in the 1920’s in a pre-electric age
and has been owned by the same family since 1910, and is on the National
Register of Historic Places. The farm is open to the public the first full
weekend of each month, June through September. Activities center
around the 2 story, 6 bedroom log house of the Pomeroy family, and
includes daily chores on an old time farm such as grinding grain, washing
clothes, feeding and watering livestock, and making ropes. There is a
working blacksmith shop, barn, herb garden, vegetable gardens, pastures
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