This is a traditional water-powered mill, built in 1846. It serves as a historical attraction with scenic views, local products and warm atmosphere.


The Tyrone Mills Limited has been owned and operated by Robert Shafer over the last 30 years – but its history stretches back far greater than that! Over the last 170 years, the Tyrone Mills has been a grist mill, flour mill, lumber mill, apple cider producer, historic tour center, bakery, and rural community center. Today, it continues to preserve its traditional roots through continual use of its water power in lumber manufacturing and flour production.


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.


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Greg Rist explores the history and future of the historic Tyrone Mill while learning the value of a hot, fresh apple cider donut.

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2656 Conc. Rd. 7

 Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6

Phone: 905-263-8871

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