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New Preston CT in photos

The Village of New Preston is beautiful, a small section of Washington, Connecticut located moments from Lake Waramaug, the second largest natural lake which has been a popular vacation spot since the 1800's.  I will post pictures of Lake Waramaug separately.

Yesterday I went to New Preston to take a few pictures. These are just a few that I took of the Village and the Aspectuck River as it winds through the village. I also couldn't resist the photo of the New Preston Congregational Church steeple as it rises through the trees. What a view!

If you are visiting the area, be sure to stop in New Preston. A step back in time, with antique shops and a local deli, it is a wonderful place to bring your camera and take some of your own pictures! Follow the signs from Route 202  to Route 45, the village center is right there.

Village of New Preston CT


Aspetuck River


Aspetuck River


Aspetuck River Falls


New Preston Steeple

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Comment balloon 10 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 09 2009 07:10AM


Andrea, this is a step back in time! I absolutely love the waterfall, I could sit there and listen to it for hours! You always deliver on the photos! Thank you! Happy Mothers Day!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) almost 10 years ago

Such a beautiful pictorial of the little patch of America known as New Preston.

Well done my friend!

Looking forward to the pics of Lake Waramaug!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the picture tour.  The community is very beautiful.  I apprecaite your sharing.

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Andrea --- thanks so much for the great photos --- I appreciate being able to visit the town through your photos.

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Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrea, rural New England has such great natural scenery, especially when you include running water as part of the photos. I like all of these that you provided.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

ANDREA..What a beautiful is enctwitterhanting..Looks like a story book...Thank You so much!

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Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 10 years ago

Andrea, Thank you for the trip back to New England! Connecticut is so charming. before moving here we lived in The lower  Hudson Valley & I grew up in Boston. I loved long drives through the New England & NY country back roads. You did a great job with the photos!


Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) almost 10 years ago

Caren, thank you so much! I just love driving through New Preston. Rumor has it that it was built for the people who worked for the "rich folk" in Washington proper. There are some very pricey homes in New Preston, over time it has become just as viable for the second home market as other parts. The lake front homes command prices in the millions. Happy mothers day to you too!

Craig, thank you! I am working on the lake photos. I want to get a bit more history to give people.

Diane, you are very welcome! I so enjoy taking pictures, I could lose myself driving around here and shooting. And thank you.

Liz, glad you enjoyed it. There are some great little shops there, and good food too. Thank you.

Gary, my life coach, I do love rural New England. The scenery is so rich. Thank you!

Hannah, every time I drive thru it I think it is right out of a book. Thank you!

Ginger, oh, the Hudson Valley is great, and, I was born in Cambridge and lived in Winchester in the beginning of my life! I love New England for sure.



Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Andrea-great job as usual with the pics.  They could be postcards!!


Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 10 years ago

my mom was from new preston connecticut,,,,her dad was edward phelps lyman and lived on church st...which looks like the home is now in disrepair,,,): my uncle Harry Lyman lived across the street,,,and it looks like that lovely home has been renovated ,,,(: it looks beautiful.....many memories of visits there so dear to my heart....
wondered if any antiques are left from the general store that my Grampa e.p. lyman,,,owned,,,and my mom eleanor lyman worked there while a teenager..before attending UCONN.....
If you happen to know who i might contact to be able to find some of the general stores old relics or pictures of them that may still be there,,,i would so appreciate it...
I am now 65,,,and would love to perhaps purchase some things to pass on to my son,,,that belonged to his Gramma's store....??? thanks so much for any help you can give,,,,,,most sincerely,,,,susan evans clinton,,,,,

Posted by susan clinton about 3 years ago