Tyrone Mills My First Visit

Tyrone Mills

Tyrone is a small hamlet north of Bowmanville. It is like going back in time. When I entered the mill it was hard to contain myself. I love old buildings, antiques and equipment. On the main floor they have a shop selling preserves ground flour, maple syrup, wood fired pizza, breads, apple cider, wood workings and many other products.

Assorted Flour
Vanstone flour
merlin flour
Voight Milling
beamis A
We started chatting with John Whincop who was selling wood working. Woodalicious are his creations. He showed us a canoe he re-purposed in to a shelf made by Sears.
sears canoe shelf
He had various bread boards,cutting boards, and other wooden products,Using wood from the mill.
Next I am heading upstairs to see the lumber mill and wood shop.

Tyrone Mills Eye Candy

Quote from their website:

Open year-round, the mill offers visitors a chance to witness Canadian History and Culture in action. Each season of the year adds to the unique character to the mill. Whether it is drinking hot apple cider to chase away the winter chill, Rob Shafer working steadfast in the lumber yard in the spring, visitors enjoying a scenic walk along the dam in the summer, or shoppers enjoying our baking and festivities in the fall. The mill not only offers a range of quality products, but also a sense of community connection. If you have not yet had the chance to come visit – please do! And, for those of you who have – we look forward to welcoming you again soon. The Shafer family.

Visit their website here.

If you are ever near Tyrone, do not miss the opportunity to visit Tyrone Mills. This post is just about the decor they have throughout the building. They sell many different products including baked goods, flours, baking products, hand crafted products and many things perfect for gift giving. We could have spent hours there.


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Tyrone Mills

Today was my last day driving through Tyrone. Well, for a little while anyways. I saved this post for last for several reasons. It was the first thing that caught my eye, I knew it was going to take time to look around, and the place was always busy. We drove past Tyrone Mills  six days in a row.

Tyrone Mills
Tyrone Mills entrance
Tyrone Mills is owned and operated by Robert Shafer for the last 30 years. Keeping with a 170 year tradition Robert runs a grist mill, flour mill, lumber mill, apple cider production, historic tour center, bakery, and rural community center. The mill is still operating on water power in lumber manufacturing and flour production.

Chute from the mill

There are several more posts to come.