OLD MILL ROAD, Staten Island

by Kevin Walsh

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:



Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.