Millgrove (population about 2000) is a lovely little township nestled at the foot of the ranges on the banks of the Yarra.
Contrary to popular belief the town was named after Millgrove in county Tipperary, Ireland, rather than for the sawmills which once operated here.
The one mill remaining in the town has recently become a salvage based operation, pioneering a new direction for the timber industry. The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail passes through the heart of Millgrove; the former railway station is now a public park with barbeque facilities and public toilets.
As the Highway winds through Millgrove you will notice large eucalypts beside the road; these represent the Avenue of Honour dedicated to those who served in the Great War.
Millgrove's active community has adopted their section of the Yarra, spending hundreds of hours on weed removal, replanting endemic flora and improving both animal habitat and access to the river.