Sawmill News June 10, 2021

The mill is currently closed to visitors.  

Spring 2021 visitor season was cancelled because of concerns due to COVID-19.

The normal spring visitor season of Saturday afternoons in April and May was cancelled for 2021. 

Not a happy decision, but this was the right decision for the current situation with COVID-19. 
Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Ledyard Up-Down Sawmill, and please do your part so we all can stay safe and healthy!

Sawmill Park is open to the public as usual.

Questions? email the sawmill volunteers at

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The historic Ledyard Up-Down Sawmill is the original water-powered sash sawmill located on the original site on Lee’s Brook in Ledyard, Connecticut.  Restored to operating condition in the 1970s and now staffed by volunteers, the mill is open to the public for sawing demonstrations on Saturday afternoons in the spring and fall.  There is no admission charge. was created by and is maintained by volunteers for the purposes of education and publicizing the Ledyard Up-Down sawmill and historic sawmill technology; this website is neither endorsed by nor officially affiliated with the town of Ledyard, Connecticut.

The mill buildings and property are owned by the town of Ledyard, CT and administered by the Ledyard Historic District Commission.  

Sawmill Park is a town of Ledyard-owned park open every day to the public.  Inquiries about Sawmill Park should be directed to the town of Ledyard Parks & Recreation Department.  860-464-9112.

photo Matt Alllingham