My bike-riding buddy and I had a wonderful adventure over the week-end. It was an excellent ride , following the city’s cycle-map, along trails which eventually took us to Grant’s Mill in St. James. Round trip was about 35 miles and so invigorating.
Following an unknown route , allowed us to explore parts of the city we had never seen before. Moray, was a pleasure with paved paths taking us over a bridge and along a water filled reservoir where Ducks and Geese were fattening up. As the K’s past we soon found ourselves in the lovely Woodhaven area, where directions were needed from a local dog walker. He soon had us riding under Portage avenue , along the banks of Sturgeon Creek, which became The Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail taking us to the historic Grant’s Mill.
We parked our cycles and began to explore the OLD Mill, first built in 1829 and reconstructed back in 1975. It oozes history , as the Western Prairies, first Stone Ground Flour Mill and the first to use hydro power in Manitoba. It’s an accurate reproduction of what Cuthbert Grant is said to have built and actually produces flour from Manitoba Grown Organic Wheat! Visitors are invited to purchase the flour, along with souvenirs, gift cards and take home free recipes too. Learn more at www.grantsoldmil.ca . Better hurry though , because the famous Mill closes for the season after this weekend.