Roxbury preserves open for hikes
Greater New Milford-area residents are welcome to participate in self-guided hikes and outings at the Roxbury Land Trust's adjoining preserves this Fourth of July.
The Tierney Preserve on Squire Road, near the intersection of Apple Lane, offers a 1.8-mile trail loop, which requires some steep, rocky climbing along a high rim, but the start of the trail offers a less-difficult walk along Jack's Brook and the edge of a hay field to the Cascades, a series of waterfalls.
The 25-acre Allen S. Hurlburt Preserve off Flag Swamp Road offers a 0.5-mile trail that connects to the Tierney Preserve at one of its highest points, marked by a massive glacial boulder.
It combines gently rolling wooded hills
and old stone walls
with pristine wetlands.
A map that details how to access each preserve and their trails is part of a $5 packet of maps that is available at the Roxbury Land Trust offices, Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury Town Hall and Maple Bank Farm and at www.roxburylandtrust.org.