Town of Roxbury

Roxbury is nestled in the Shepaug River Valley in the rolling hills of Lower Litchfield County.  Thanks to the efforts of the Roxbury Land Trust, today more than 3,400 acres, about 17 percent of Roxbury's 26.3 square miles, is conserved as open space, making Roxbury a treasure trove of scenic delights and outdoor activities.

 

 

One of the most fascinating is the 360 acre Mine Hill Preserve.  On the National Registry of Historic places, it is the site of a 19th century iron ore mining operation.  Hiking trails lead to a restored blast furnace, roasting ovens, the donkey trails, mine tunnels, air shafts, massive granite cliffs, and abandoned quarry and the Shepaug River.  Granite found in the Mine Hill Quarries was shipped down the Shepaug River to New York City to build both, the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Station.

 

Roxbury also offers many unique events for locals and explorers.  Old Roxbury Days, the popular Pickin' and Fiddlin' Contest, Tractor Parade, weekly road races and annual Half Marathon draw visitors to this quiet town.

 

With a population of just 2,300, this quaint but upscale New England town is known for attracting authors, actors, and other artists with its peaceful surroundings and close proximity to Manhattan.  Just a few of its notable residents: Ethan Allen, Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, Walter Matthau, Frank McCourt, Dustin Hoffman and Denis Leary.

 

Please visit our official town website at www.roxburyct.com