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Leyden contains about 700 year round residents and famous sons that include John Riddell who was the inventor of the binocular microscope, and Henry Kirke Brown who was the sculptor of George Washington on horseback at Union Square in New York City.

Leyden had several small industries in the eighteenth century, including grist mills, wood product mills, and dairying, but today the largest industry is maple sugar production. The town also has a reservoir which supplies the town of Greenfield.

Leyden is a beautiful part of Franklin County with rolling hills, open farmland and picturesque views. 

Visit Leyden's town website.

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Town/Cultural Events

Leyden Town Common, is used for picnics and outdoor activities.

Robertson Memorial Library - charming library is a place to meet neighbors and friends an opportunity to catch up on the news, and a chance to exchange ideas about good 'reads', great videos and worthwhile CDs to accompany you as you commute to and from work.

The Outdoors

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 which is now closed.  For more information visit the town website here

Local Favorites

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

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If you are looking to buy a single family home, land to build your dream home, farm, or second home in Leyden, Mass, click here for the latest list of what is currently on the market. You can also contact Wanda Mooney to learn more about the area and the process of moving.

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