The River

West Branch bridge, Williamsburg :: photo credit John Sinton

The river runs through us. It contains our stories, and carries along in its currents the memories of disastrous floods and blissful childhood days at a swimming hole. Along its banks, the forest hides the abutments of dams and bridges, cellar holes, and abandoned mills. In its floodplains lie paleolithic and Native American tools. And everywhere, year round, the river streams with life -- trout and frogs, great blue herons and waxwings, hellgramites and mayflies, mink, weasel, otter, fisher, beaver, and the shockingly beautiful wood ducks and hooded mergansers.

Browse this part of the website for your own passion -- human or natural history, archeology, fishing, hiking, or biking.

  • Check out the natural treasures of the Mill River and add your favorite to the list.
  • Check out the cultural assets of the Mill River and help us identify more.

The Greenway and this website are projects-in-the-making. We hope this site becomes a rich collection of our river stories. So get in touch. Let us know about your passion and, especially, your knowledge of the river -- we'd love to hear from you.

Mill River's Historic Reconstruction