Road to where?
Although, Sabastapol was originally famous for apples, we came for the wine, food and a working steam mill.
We were on the road in Marin County and heading for a couple days in Sonoma. We stopped over in Sabastapol because everything was booked in wine country.
Sometimes the best adventures are in unexpected locations. The steam mill was calling my name.
That’s right, a working steam driven saw mill! It was assembled from used equipment from various sources dating from the 1880’s. Sturgeon’s Mill started in the Coleman Valley in 1912.
When the wood ran out in Coleman Valley, the mill was shut down, dismantled and moved to Sabastapol. Today it operates four weekends a year during the fall with volunteers demonstrating how lumber was made in the early days of California. It provides a great resource for students and the public to experience this unique time in our history .
Sturgeon’s Saw Mill is must see if you find ourself in Sonoma Wine Country in September.
Well worth a visit. What can be more cool than steam, machinery and sawdust?!Like it? Then share it!