The Kydd's, retired from over 30 years in public education, renovated the Farm throughout the 90s with the encouragement of friends, family, and the Island community. The vast majority of the renovation was done by Loring and Claudette themselves, using local materials and plenty of Yankee ingenuity.
The result was a lifestyle similar to what you see each week on "This Old House" - yes, one of their favorite TV shows!
Loring, a self-taught carpenter, led the renovation of the Farm house, barn, and numerous outbuildings. Having spent his childhood working on the farm, Loring is committed to maintaining its rugged authenticity, while updating where necessary for modern conveniences. A veteran antique auction goer, Loring has amassed a collection of farm antiques, which adorn the grounds and provide a one-of-a-kind environment.
Claudette, an avid gardener, has cultivated numerous flower gardens in various locations around the Farm. She also captains a bountiful vegetable garden - resulting in superb preserves and canning each Fall.
Edgewood Farm has been owned by one local family for over 200 years. The tradition continues today under the stewardship of Loring & Claudette Kydd.
Bangor International Airport 1.25 hours
Portland International JetPort 3 hours
Boston Logan Airport 5 hours
Driving up from the south, take the Interstate 95 North to Bangor, then change to Route 15 South.
As you near Deer Isle, you will arrive at the green Deer Isle suspension bridge, from here
Follow Rt. 15 for another 5.9 miles to Deer Isle Village then turn right
Follow on for .5 miles to the top of the hill and turn right on to Pressey Village Road
Follow on for 1.7 miles and Edgewood Farm is on the left side of road
If you still can't find us, just ask anyone on the island where to find the Kydd family and they'll point you in the right direction!