Mills of Central Ontario

Nigel Banks and I headed to the Peterborough area to find us some nifty looking mills. Ball’s Mill, which has been converted into someone’s home, was our very first stop of the day. You’ll notice that the name on the building says Baltimore Flour Mill. The mill is located in the town of Baltimore in Northumberland County thus the name on the building. That said, John Ball bought the mill in 1884 and that is why it is called Ball’s Mill. Confused? I know I am.

Balls Mill

Balls Mill

Not too far from Balls Mill is Fowld’s Mill, which surprising has also a converted to a home now. (Okay not really surprising since it seems as though quite a few in the province are now someone’s forever home.) ┬áJust behind to the left you can see the old water tower from the now defunct tannery.

Fowld's Mill

Fowld’s Mill

From Fowld’s Mill we headed to two mills located very close together. The first is Lang Mill, now part of conservation area. Your standard looking stone mill on the water built in 1846.

Lang Mill

Lang Mill

Up river from Lang Mill sits Hope Sawmill, still in operation today. I say this because there is a lot of sawdust gathered on the side of the building, piles of’s kinda hard to miss. Course you can’t see it in the photo since I found a good angle that cut it out. Don’t worry you are not missing out.

Hope Sawmiill

Hope Sawmill

Our day ended too quickly but with four different mills photographed it was time for the long drive back home to see what we had captured.