Colonel Ledyard Park has been called Ledyard’s best kept secret. It offers a great pavillion, ball fields, playground, tennis courts and a hiking trial. It is tucked away in a forest like setting off Colonel Ledyard Highway. And yes, there are plenty of rocks!
Landscaping at Ledyard Town Hall was nothing to brag about despite being right next door to Holdridge’s Farm Nursery. Mayor Sue Mendenhall decided to call the Ledyard Garden Club to work their magic. It’s starting to happen.
This home is not one the biggest or most expensive listings I ever had in Ledyard, but is one of my favorites. I loved this house and the wonderful sellers. This custom built home is a replica of a circa 1810 picturesque home in Long Island, NY where the sellers lived prior to moving to Connecticut. It offered superior workmanship with attention to the original detail. It is located on 9.5 acres on Pumpkin Hill Road.
The Gales Ferry School House is 660 square feet and is still heated today by a woodstove as it was 100 years ago. The building is now owned by the Ledyard Historical Society. It has been painted, written and blogged about. It was previously featured on my Eastern Connecticut Photo Friday.
This photo is a view from the Drawbridge area of Preston, looking down the tracks to Gales Ferry. While the trains that travel these tracks are no longer used for passengers, observation cars were added in 1909 for passengers to view the Harvard Yale Regatta down the river from this site.