Ledyard Water-Powered Up-Down Sawmill

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A National Historic Landmark, the Ledyard Water-Powered Up-Down Sawmill is an 11-acre park with an operating up-and-down saw that is powered by water as it passes from a two-acre mill pond through a horizontal turbine. The mill features a working blacksmith shop and 19th century Lane shingle mill, grist mill and mill artifacts of the Industrial Revolution. Picnic tables adorn the tree-trimmed grounds that surround the pond, making it an ideal venue for warm-weather outings. Admission is free.
174 Iron St, Ledyard, CT 06339
(860) 464-8740
  • Accessibility Details: The sawmill can be accessed, although access to some trails is limited.
  • Hours: The park is open daily. Sawmill is open Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm in April and May, and again in October and November (operation subject to water level).
    Class trips can be arranged during the week by calling the Ledyard Historic District Commission.
  • Accessible: yes
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