Filming Locations: New Preston, CT & Kent, CT
North Spectacle Lake, CT

Driving Directions: Map to New Preston, CT

After the success of the first Friday the 13th film, the producers were eager to make a sequel. The Litchfield County area of Connecticut was chosen as the location for Friday the 13th Part 2. The towns of New Preston and Kent are on the West side of the state, near the New York border.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot New Preston, 2024

The first shot of the movie after Alice's prologue shows Jeff and Sandra coming up a road to Main street. This New Preston sign can be seen off of Route 202, and will take you to the downtown area where they filmed the payphone scene.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot New Preston, 1931

Bong Tokin' Chuckles purchased this postcard on the left showing New Preston, circa 1931. The building in the middle is a reverse shot of the gas station where Jeff and Sandra park their truck. In the postcard you can see the gas pumps and the brick walls that are painted white in the movie. The gas station has been converted into a regular shop, and it is currently J. Seirz Jewlery.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot The Casino site, New Preston, 2024

The casino where the counselors go to party was located on West Shore Road, in New Preston. It burned down over 20 years ago, only a few years after filming. This picture is of the land and road where the building used to stand. It is now a private residential property.

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New Preston, 2024 - by Vickie

New Preston, 2024 - by Vickie

New Preston, 2024 - by Vickie

New Preston, 2024 - by Vickie

Laurel Lodge - "This 2-level structure was built in 1915, originally as a hunting lodge and was named the 'Sassacus Hunting Lodge' in 1936. Jack Baum was the founder. In April of 1955, the lodge was renamed the 'Bromica Lodge.'" Note: This is a private residential property, so please do not disturb the owners and be courteous and respectful of the area.

In early 2024, the owners of the property tried to sell the house and have it removed. It is unknown whether a buyer was found or if the house has been torn down recently or not.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Laurel Lodge, 2024

The Laurel Lodge was the main building used by the counselors, and can be seen in several shots throughout the movie. Very little of the structure has been changed since filming.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Laurel Lodge, 2024

Here is another shot of the Laurel Lodge, showing some of the plant overgrowth near the area.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Office Cabin, 2024

This smaller building behind the main Lodge was used as Paul's cabin. In the movie, there were stairs and a handrail, and this is where Paul goes to scold Ginny for being late.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Laurel Lodge porch, 2024

The porch has been screened in since filming, and a supporting beam added in the center.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Inside Laurel Lodge, 2024

The stairs inside the Lodge look the same, and are used several times by different characters.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Behind Laurel Lodge, 2024

As Ginny is running away from Jason, the back of the Lodge is shown. There are two windows in the middle and two doors on either side. This picture was taken next to the cottage, shown below.

Friday the 13th Part 2 Screenshot Cottage, 2024

This cottage was where Vicki was staying, and where she goes to change before finding the bodies of her fellow camp counselors. It is also shown in one of the final shots of the movie as Ginny is taken away in the ambulance, the whereabouts of Paul still unknown...

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