History, folklore, architecture, interesting characters

Five self-guided historical walks
in the village of Ridgefield, Conn.

54 pages of text

More than 50 old pictures of the village

Map of the walks

Extensive index

Handy 5 by 8 inch size

Lengths of tours & handicapped accessibility described

Third edition, revised and updated for town's 300th anniversary; published summer 2008

Five Village Walks offers five tours of the village of Ridgefield covering Main Street, West Lane, High Ridge, Catoonah Street, Prospect Street, East Ridge, Market Street, Olmstead Lane, and upper Wilton Road West. The tours are designed for leisurely strolls along village sidewalks, lanes, and paths, and most walks can be combined.

Five Village Walks explains history, folklore, architecture, and, occasionally, the natural history of the land and buildings along the walks. Points of interest in the Battle of Ridgefield, interesting characters in the town's past, notable houses and business, are described.

The 50-plus illustrations come from old photographs in the collection of The Ridgefield Press and from early postcards in the author's collection.

Click here for sample page.

Click here to see map of walks.

The book was written by Jack Sanders, who has been an editor of The Ridgefield Press for more than 40 years and has been researching and writing about Ridgefield history for most of that time. It is published by the Ridgefield Historical Society, and all money from sale of the book goes to the support of the Ridgefield Historical Society at the Scott House.

Five Village Walks is available for $5 at the town hall, Chamber of Commerce, bookstores, and The Ridgefield Press. If you'd like a copy of Five Village Walks mailed to you, send a check for $7 ($5 for the book, $2 postage & handling), made out to the Ridgefield Historical Society, to Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877. Specify you wish to purchase Five Village Walks.

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This page revised August 21, 2008