Leyden lies in central northern Franklin County, right below the Vermont line. Originally part of “Fall Town” which was also composed of Bernardston and eastern Colrain, Leyden is named after Leiden, Holland, a sanctuary for Pilgrims before coming to America. Leyden used to have several small industries including blacksmith shops, a cheese shop, gun shop, box shop, grist mills, sawmills, and wood product mills, but its largest industry today is maple sugar production.

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On the border of Leyden and Colrain is the Green River. The river has many deep pools, popular swimming and fishing spots in the summer. The Leyden State Forest features 61 acres for hunting, hiking, and enjoying the natural environment. The Greenfield Reservoir is also in Leyden, which supplies water to Greenfield.

Leyden has several spots that are great for picnicking and other outdoor activities, including the town common and Pearl Rhodes Elementary School. The school has a playing field, tennis courts, and a playground. Plus, it is surrounded by eight acres for fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

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The Angel’s Rest Retreat Center is a private retreat center offering family gatherings, spiritual and meditation workshops, weddings, and corporate, school, and artists retreats.

Bree-Z Knoll Farm is a local dairy farm and member of Our Family Farms. They also produce maple syrup.

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