Calendar

Throughout the year, Newlin Grist Mill hosts a number of special events and program series, ranging from family-friendly festivals and reserved-seating dinners to bird walks and historic demonstrations. No matter what your interests, chances are that you will find something to love!

For information about Newlin Grist Mill’s regular program series, click here.

For information about Newlin Grist Mill’s special events, click here.

Mar
16
Sat
Public Archaeology
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Public Archaeology @ Newlin Grist Mill

Join us as we dig into history with archaeological excavations at Newlin Grist Mill and learn more about the site through the evidence under our feet!

Excavations are conducted under the leadership of resident archaeologist Keith Doms with assistance from members of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology and volunteers from the community. Individuals and groups throughout the region volunteer one Saturday per month assisting with excavations and artifact cleaning.

2024 Public Archaeology dates:

  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 22
  • July 20
  • October 19 – International Archaeology Day

10am-3pm. Free and open to all ages. 

Mar
30
Sat
Bird Walk
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited (Glen Mills) have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life!

Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.

Families and beginners are welcome for these free bird walks! A limited number of binoculars are available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Participants should meet in front of the Visitor Center.

2024 Bird Walks:

  • January 27 (9am)
  • February 24 (9am)
  • March 30 (9am)
  • April 27 (8am)
  • May 25 (8am)
  • June 29 (8am)
  • July 27 (8am)
  • August 31 (8am)
  • September 28 (8am)
  • October 26 (8am)
  • November 30 (9am)
  • December 21 (9am)
Habitat Stewards
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Habitat Stewards @ Newlin Grist Mill

Help us make our park a better place for wildlife and people! The Habitat Stewards group meets once a month to work on outdoor tasks related to habitat restoration and species conservation. Projects vary by month but include things like invasive plant removal, tree planting, garden maintenance, trail cleanup, and outdoor classroom care.

2024 Habitat Stewards dates:

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 14

1pm to 3pm. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jessica at jshahan@newlingristmill.org or 610-459-2359.

Apr
4
Thu
Happy Hour with Deer Creek Malthouse
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Happy Hour with Deer Creek Malthouse @ Newlin Grist Mill

Deer Creek Malthouse will be at the park on Thursday evenings from April through mid-November for weekly pop-up happy hours. Stop by the Log Cabin to enjoy some drinks, play games, and relax by the creek with friends. A great way to unwind after work or a walk in the park!

Apr
6
Sat
Opening Day of PA Trout Season
Apr 6 all-day
Opening Day of PA Trout Season @ Newlin Grist Mill

Trout season in Pennsylvania begins on the first Saturday in April. Interested in fishing opportunities at Newlin Grist Mill? Visit our Fishing page to learn more about our Stream Fishing Membership program and public Pond Fishing!

Apr
11
Thu
Happy Hour with Deer Creek Malthouse
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Happy Hour with Deer Creek Malthouse @ Newlin Grist Mill

Deer Creek Malthouse will be at the park on Thursday evenings from April through mid-November for weekly pop-up happy hours. Stop by the Log Cabin to enjoy some drinks, play games, and relax by the creek with friends. A great way to unwind after work or a walk in the park!

Apr
13
Sat
Earth Month
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Earth Month @ Newlin Grist Mill

Help celebrate nature and protect the environment with our Earth Month volunteer event. Each year, we bring together diverse volunteers from the community, including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups, to work on projects that improve habitat for wildlife, protect important natural resources, and preserve the park’s plant and animal communities. Past projects have included planting trees, installing bird boxes, and stream cleanups.

We will meet to plant trees, remove invasive plant species, repair trails, and improve habitat for wetland wildlife on Saturday, April 13th and Saturday, April 27th. Groups will be scheduled for 3 hour shifts (9am-12pm and 1-4pm).

Register for a shift by emailing jshahan@newlingristmill.org.

Kitchen Encounters
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kitchen Encounters @ Newlin Grist Mill

Join us as we demonstrate and explore historic cooking and foodways! We’ll be using the recently restored 1739 Trimble House Kitchen, as well as the reconstructed Bake Oven behind the Miller’s House, to experiment with a variety of ingredients, techniques, and “receipts” (recipes). Each program will have a different theme – beer brewing, dairy, pie baking, and 18th-century sauces are just a few!

2024 Kitchen Encounters: 

  • April13
  • May 18
  • June 1
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 16

10am-3pm. Free and open to the public of all ages.

Earth Month
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earth Month @ Newlin Grist Mill

Help celebrate nature and protect the environment with our Earth Month volunteer event. Each year, we bring together diverse volunteers from the community, including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups, to work on projects that improve habitat for wildlife, protect important natural resources, and preserve the park’s plant and animal communities. Past projects have included planting trees, installing bird boxes, and stream cleanups.

We will meet to plant trees, remove invasive plant species, repair trails, and improve habitat for wetland wildlife on Saturday, April 13th and Saturday, April 27th. Groups will be scheduled for 3 hour shifts (9am-12pm and 1-4pm).

Register for a shift by emailing jshahan@newlingristmill.org.

Apr
18
Thu
Happy Hour with Deer Creek Malthouse
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Happy Hour with Deer Creek Malthouse @ Newlin Grist Mill

Deer Creek Malthouse will be at the park on Thursday evenings from April through mid-November for weekly pop-up happy hours. Stop by the Log Cabin to enjoy some drinks, play games, and relax by the creek with friends. A great way to unwind after work or a walk in the park!

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*** FYI – Park Access Restrictions – February 20th thru March 7th ***

Please be aware that there will be a film crew on site February 20th through March 1st. If you are visiting on those days, there will be certain trails and areas of the park closed off to visitors.

Activities like this help support our programs and projects. Thank you for your patience and understanding!