Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cedar Hill Rail Yard


At a point Cedar Hill was one of the largest rail yards on the East Coast now it is just a small memory. It once stood proud were Universal Drive in North Haven is today... but a small part still remains, very much so abandon, but well intact. You can still find it nestled behind the strip malls and restaurants, bordering the Quinnipiac River.
Our Experience: Our visit to the rail yard went well. If you are visiting beware there is a lot of rusted metal and the structures are far from safe. Also if you are planning on going it is a very long walk, which can be confusing at times.  I would not recommend coming here in the snow.































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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Coming up on Abandoned CT...

We have a big post coming up with plenty of pictures. I bet you can't guess where this is...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Downs Road


Downs Road, located between the towns of Hamden and Bethany, Connecticut. What once was a complete route from one town to another is now an abandoned dirt road with gates blocking the entrance and exit. The remnants of foundations and rock walls are all evidence that remain of this road’s past.
We have experienced this road in both the afternoon and night. The afternoon makes for a great scenic drive through the woods with a peaceful hike thereafter. The night...well that is a different story. When we arrived on site after a long and quit spooky drive through the woods we were greeted by a long dark dirt road (Downs Road). While walking the entire stretch we heard on multiple occasions what appeared to be screaming in the distance, as well as figures appearing ahead of us on the trail. It made for one scary night. So if you are up for a good scenic drive and day hike Downs Road in the afternoon is the place for you. If you are the more adventurous thrill seeking type, the night time is what it is all about.

Be mindful of Private Property! Do not walk across peoples lawns!







Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Post Coming Soon

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Banton Street

Banton Street nestled between Route 15 and the Quinnipiac River from the 1920's to the early 70's, at its peak it was home to over 36 homes, Now?... Population zero. Do to upstream development over the years river flooding became too much for this community, and in 1972 the state bought the remaining homes demolishing them to the ground. Now all that remains are empty grass covered lots and plant covered curb line with the remains of building foundations.

Today a majority of Banton Street is owned by the state of Connecticut and part of the Quinnipiac River State Park. Its abandoned streets can be walked today without fear of trespassing.




Old Staircase into river
Old Driveway

Curbline




Failed Christmas Tree Garden?



Fence marking former property line