Blue Ridge Parkway | LITTLE GLADE MILL POND (MP 230.1)

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View: ♦ ♦ / 5
Trails: Little Glade Mill Pond Trail
Picnic Tables: 5 (no grills)

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway was created when Little Glade Creek was dammed to provide water for a grist mill that once stood here. All that remains today is the small pond. The creek can be seen entering from the back of the pond.

There are five picnic tables at this stop: one near the pond and clearly visible from the parking area, one seemingly out-of-place and off by itself near the road, and three that you can’t see until you start hiking around the pond. Typical of the U. S. government, here are five picnic tables and a pretty view but parking for only a half dozen cars. There are pullouts on the Blue Ridge Parkway without a view or anything else to do, but with parking areas large enough to host a college football tailgate party. It makes absolutely no sense.

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Little Glade Mill Pond Trail

Length: .25 mile loop
Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

You can take a hike around the pond, though there really isn’t a trail so to speak. Just stick to the shoreline and you will circle the pond in about ten minutes. Though not evident from the parking area, there are actually two ponds connected together, sort of like a pair of eye glasses. The trail is flat and easy to walk.

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Little Glade Mill Pond on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Last updated on November 25, 2023
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