In an effort to preserve Roxbury’s heritage and landscape, the Roxbury Land Trust focuses on conserving open space, preserving Roxbury’s history, saving the farms, protecting the waterways, offering recreational access, and educating residents with educational walks and hikes throughout the year. The Land Trust maintains 32 preserves, most of which are open to the public. Today 3,675 acres are conserved as open space under the Trust’s stewardship.
The Roxbury Land Trust can always use volunteers. Some ways to help out include monitoring and maintaining trails and preserves, guiding trail walks, and accompanying school groups on preserves outings.
P.O. Box 51, Roxbury, CT 06783
The Maple Bank Farm farmstand is seasonal, and offers a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers grown with care on the farm. Additionally, they source local eggs, milk, bread, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, and other cooking essentials!
You can also look forward to handmade crafts, gifts, and cards that are made available throughout the season!
A well-reputed farm that sells a wide range of top notch cuts and meats. Specializing in all-natural, pasture-raised Black Angus beef, pork from heritage hogs and free-range poultry, Greyledge Farm’s products are known for their quality and exceptional flavor. Their loyal customers are willing to pay a bit more for Greyledge Farm’s products because they know that producing grass-fed, rotationally grazed cattle, pigs and chickens requires considerably more work and time than conventional farm practices. Antibiotics, steroids, or growth hormones are not used at the farm. The importance of land preservation, renewable energy, sustaining local agriculture and observing best farm practices is embraced and practiced at Greyledge Farm.
17 Berry Road, Roxbury
The next time you’re hankering for a helping of delectable buttermilk pancakes or French toast, then the small, rustic and chic restaurant Mamie’s is for you. It’s a wonderful place to have breakfast with fresh, tasty omelets served with homemade bread. Patrons will stop by to stock up on Mamie’s homemade baked goods that are all fresh and made on the premises. Mamie’s has a nice lunch menu as well. They have an outside eating area with picnic tables. Pleasant, attentive staff. Dinner is available on weekends and can be a bit pricey. Reservations are recommended.
162 Baker Road
Originally serving as a 19th century Iron making complex, Mine Hill Preserve is now maintained by the Roxbury Land Trust and includes 3.5 miles of hiking trails, a restored blast furnace, roasting ovens, granite quarries, abandoned mine shafts, and a stone bridge.
Mine Hill Road