, Derry, New Hampshire


August 8, 2013

Historic Taylor Mill is a hidden jewel

Antique up-and-down sawmill open to visitors


Spoerl likes to show off the saw to visitors on days when the mill is open.

The aroma of fresh cut wood was evident one recent Saturday. Water rushing over nearby rocks could be heard through the mill window as Spoerl demonstrated the saw.

The caretaker’s job is a lot of work, but fun, Spoerl said. There’s always something to learn along the way.

“And even if we’re not cutting, we are working on other things,” he said.

Taylor Mill is scheduled to be open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through September. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Restoration projects may still be ongoing, but the mill and property will be accessible for visitors.

For information about Taylor Mill, call the Urban Forestry Center at 431-6774 or visit

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