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Dundee Mill Day
was a big success thanks to all of our donors, sponsors and attendees.  The duck race was a big hit.  Watch for our event next year. Check out the pictures Click Here for event pics .

The Dundee Mill and Park is nestled away in the southeast corner of Fond du Lac County, in “Downtown Dundee”, on the corners of Hwy 67 and CTR F. We have in our midst a rare piece of history dating back to the 1850’s. This 147 year old mill was originally the saw mill when the need for lumber was at its peak. After the demand for lumber diminished the harnessed river was used to power a flour mill. With the wheat blight the mill was converted to a grainary, grinding for animal feed. The mill was not only a place of business but it had evolved into the social meeting place of the area. It was “the place to go”.
 
Currently the mill produces electricity. Yes, it is a working mill. You can learn how water power, a renewable natural resource, turns the turbine, and creates electricity. The stream of water that leads from the dam to the mill, called the head raceway, carries the water that turns the mill turbine. A gate controls the amount of water, from the head race entering the mill. You will note the differing water levels between the head race and the tail race, which exits the mill.
 
The inside of the Mill is somewhat of a museum. Old artifacts hang from the beams and adorn the walls. An old “pot belly stove” provides warmth for the building. We even demonstrate the working of the old grain mill.
 
The park is situated on five picturesque acres which includes a branch of the Milwaukee River, nature trails which end at the dam, head and tail raceways, two fish hatchery ponds and plants reminiscent of the 1850’s era. The ponds are available for fishing only by the children of the area and the handicapped. The upper pond is sponsored and maintained by the Long Lake Fishing Club and the lower pond was provided by the Northern Kettle Moraine Crooked Trails Snowmobile Club and is being maintained by the Partners of the Mill and Park.
 
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