The Spiderweed Preserve Ruins are one of the greatest abandoned spots in the state of Connecticut. The home ruins are located in the Spiderweed Preserve in Middletown, Connecticut. They can be reached by a simple hike that is a quarter-mile one-way. The hiking trail up to the ruins is actually the original driveway of the home. It is well-marked and well-maintained.
The home was built in the mid 18th century and originally was part of the Soloman Hubbard Farm. The property changed hands several times and was donated to the town of Middletown in 1967 by owner, Helen Lohman. Visitors today can explore the beautiful home ruins which are slowly collapsing and being reclaimed by nature. Two stories and three outer walls remain standing. The chimney still stands straight up and there are bits of window trim and glass still clinging to the frames. It is amazing to think of what this place used to look like!
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- Year Established: Mid 18th century
- Year Abandoned: 1967 when property was donated to the town of Middletown
- Original Function: Homestead for the Solomon Hubbard Farm