Ginučiai Watermill is one of the most memorable symbols of Aukštaitija National Park. Wooden building of the mill reminding of the old days as well as the bridge and the dam often become a pivot from which the travellers start their acquaintance with this region of Lithuania, engraved with lakes and full of picturesque landscapes.
Ginučiai Watermill was built in the second half of the 19th century on the Srovė River and was working until 1968. This one-storey mill with a shelter was built by the owner of Linkmenos Manor Gimžauskas. The mill had spaces for manufacturing, residence, where the miller himself was staying, and economic part, where the shop was located.
Nowadays, the mill is a monument protected by the state with the preserved ancient equipment that was reconstructed around thirty years ago. The park also contains six more watermills, but only Ginučiai mill had preserved the authentic equipment.
On the second floor of the mill, in the attic, there is an exhibition, telling about the journey of a bread from the grain up to serving it on the table. It is told that the devil of Ginučiai Mill himself visits this place...
Srovė River dammed by the mill also brings a lot of joy for the vacationers and travellers. You can enjoy swans, ducks and other water birds, swimming in the pond, which had formed in front of the dam. Meanwhile the river, widening below the dam is a true blessing on a hot summer day.
The bravest ones are refreshing themselves under a strong water stream from the river, springing from the dam, while others do not miss a chance to wade in the significantly widened river, which is still very shallow and clear. While the soft sand is tickling your bare feet and a cool water is refreshing, you have a perfect opportunity to gaze around the deep green banks as well as islands sticking out from the river.
Meanwhile, green domes formed from the treetops growing on the banks as well as islands will protect you from scorching rays of sun – this is a real embodiment of a fresh and authentic Lithuanian summer. If you have not visited this place, then you should definitely do it and experience this amazing feeling. In case you are going to want to visit the mill itself as well as to see the exhibitions that are open here, then take into consideration that the museum expects visitors from 1 May until 30 September, every day from 10 AM until 6 PM.