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 Brian E. Tierney and Allen S. Hurlburt preserves offer more than 80 acres on woodlands, according to Kim Norris, associate director of the land trust.

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