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geography and soil have influenced its historic development. Agricultural use of the land has been conditioned by soils and topography best suited for livestock grazing and corn production. Numerous streams provided waterpower for industrial development. While woods cover much of the town, they represent second growth forests which have gradually covered abandoned fields. The dominant species are oak and hickory. White-tailed deer and small game are numerous. Freshwater fish such as trout are found in the steams of Preston, while the waters of the Thames and the lower Shetucket host a variety of species of fish, such as striped bass, shad, alewives, eels, and menhaden. Poquetanuck Cove is rich in shellfish. In earlier times, the Thames River provided access to distant markets. Railroads and highways have since displaced waterborne transportation. Preston still retains much of its earlier rural character despite slow residential development. Area attractions include Strawberry Park, which is an award-winning 160acre campground nestled in the heard of beautiful southeastern Connecticut; with electrical connections as well as log cabin and RV rentals; Long Society Meetinghouse (a historic meetinghouse in the village of Long Society); Preston Historical Society; Dalice Elizabeth Winery; Preston Ridge Vineyard; and Hallville Mill Historic District. Photos: Rita Rivera? ERTD/Mystic Country?


chamber_2016.indd 28 Photo credit: ERTD/Mystic Country

Preston Town Hall, 389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365

Parks & Recreation: (860) 887-5581 x113

Phone: (860) 887-5581

Planning: x109 / Land Use: (860) 887-5581 x118

Fax: (860) 855-0171 Animal Control: (860) 887-8091 Assessor: (860) 887-5581 x115 Building: (860) 887-5581 x103 Fire: Poquetanuck Fire Department: (860) 887-5151 Preston City Fire Company: (860) 887-4815 Ledyard: (860) 464-1138 (non-emergency) Library: (860) 886-1010

Police: Resident State Trooper: (860) 887-8232 CT State, Troop E Montville: (860) 848-6500 Public Works: (860) 886-7220 Senior’s Center: 42 Long Society Road, Preston (860) 889-0770 Selectman’s Office: (860) 887-5581 x105 Tax Collector: (860) 887-5581 x2 Town Clerk: (860) 887-5581 x111 / x102 / x106

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