Roxbury Land Trust

In an effort to preserve Roxbury's heritage and landscape, the Land Trust focuses on the following:

  • Conserving Open Space The Land Trust maintains more than two dozen preserves; most are open to the public. Many of the preserves are linked together, creating large tracts of unspoiled land.
  • Preserving Roxbury's History The Mine Hill Preserve with its quarries, roasting oven and furnace complex, and tunnel system provides one of the best examples of mining history in Northwest Connecticut. On other preserves, traces of Roxbury's past can be found in old foundations, dams and stonewalls.
  • Saving our Farms The Campaign to Save Our Farms has resulted in the permanent preservation of over 800 acres of active farmland, sustaining Roxbury's rural and agricultural heritage. The Land Trust maintains over 450 acres of farmland and works with local farmers to provide grazing and crop production opportunities on certain preserves.
  • Protecting our Waterways A key focus of the Land Trust is to protect the Shepaug River and associated tributaries. The Yale Study of the Shepaug River Preserves is now available.
  • Offering Recreational Access Recreational opportunities abound on the preserves and the 30 miles of blazed hiking trails with various access points. (Trail maps are available at the Land Trust office, the Roxbury Town Hall, the Library and Maple Bank Farm.)
  • Education The Trust organizes educational walks and hikes throughout the year, working with local groups and schools to enhance environmental awareness.

Contact Roxbury Land Trust

Susan Payne
Executive Director
6 Mine Hill Road
PO Box 51
Roxbury, Connecticut  06783-0051
Phone: 860-350-4148


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Fairfield County, Connecticut

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