Taylor Sawmill Derry NH

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

Have you ever walked or driven by something on a regular basis and never really see it?

It's part of the landscape you take for granted, always there but you never stop to look or explore.

Taylor Sawmill is like that for me. I've often admired it as I drove by on my way to somewhere important, always too rushed to stop and really take it in.

Today was different, not that I had more time but something compelled me to stop and get out of my car and walk around the Mill. I was surprised to discover it's rich history and the fact that it is a working sawmill and open to the public.

The sawmill over looks Ballard Pond and is part of the 71 acre Ballard State Forest all donated to the state of New Hampshire by the owner, Mr Ballard, who owned the sawmill, a farm house and the 71 acres of forest back in 1953.

Next time your driving along Island Pond Road in Derry stop at Taylor Sawmill, there is parking across the street and walk around...you'll be glad you did.

We haven't tried yet but kayaking or canoing on Ballard Pond must be pretty neat.

Enjoy my video and virtual tour of Taylor Mill and Ballard Pond.


Taylor Sawmill historic site-Derry NH from monika mcgillicuddy on Vimeo.








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Comments (10)

Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


Have you made the decision to run for state president of your association?

Jul 30, 2008 01:39 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Monika, YEP I have done that many times before I realize how special something was.  We just seem to take things like this for granted.

Jul 30, 2008 02:23 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

WE were just out your way this past weekend...we did a wine tour and went to Zorvinos.

I have to get all my pics together  and will do the tour...it was a blast!

Jul 30, 2008 02:44 PM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Zorvinos is awesome Joan. I did a post about it last year and to this date it gets a ton of hits. Our board has a metting scheduled there.

George...How true that is!

Don...Yes, I am running. The elsection is on the 20th. Wish me luck!

Jul 30, 2008 11:24 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Monika - very pretty for sure!  I've had of that place, but have never been there.  I can just picture a picnic on the tables there and just completely relaxing by the water. 


Jul 31, 2008 11:29 AM
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Hi Moni,

Hope all is well with you and Jay.  This is another great video post illustrating the beauty of your area and what an expert source of information you are about it!   What a beautiufl place you live!


Aug 02, 2008 05:33 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Incredible -- I have shown a lot of homes in Derry, but I never came across this hidden treasure.  Very nice job of describing this mill.  I'll have to check it out next time I am in the area.

Aug 02, 2008 04:17 PM
Jim Marks
Coldwell Banker | Wright Realty - North Conway, NH
Team Wright Realty

GREAT video Monika! I have put that place on our "must visit list" next time we are down your way.


Aug 08, 2008 12:13 AM
Tom Plant
WINEormous.com - Murrieta, CA

Monika - Great post. I loved your video. I love doing stuff like that!

Aug 08, 2008 07:48 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Monika - I know exact what you meant.  There were many place I would drive by and never stopped because I was too busy, when I finally stopped I wondered what took me so long.

Great visual tour as usual.

Aug 21, 2008 12:11 AM