OLD MILL ROAD, Staten Island

When I first explored Old Mill Road, a colonial-era route from Richmondtown through Latourette Park, it was so overgrown I almost needed to use a machete to get through it. I was happy to see that Parks has gravel-paved it as a bike/hike route (they did it in 2009). At one time there was a mill on Richmond Creek here, and the British garrisoned here in the Revolutionary War.

I didn’t have time to walk the whole thing on a recent visit, but here’s what it looked like in 1999:



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