Preserving Roxbury’s Rural Heritage

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Established in 1970, the Roxbury Land Trust preserves the rural character of Roxbury, Connecticut and neighboring communities for generations to come.
Today 3,800 acres of woodlands, waterways and farms are conserved as open space under RLT’s stewardship. More than 32 preserves offer 30 miles of hiking trails, stunning vistas, reminders of Roxbury’s history and quiet places to enjoy nature’s splendor.

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Fall Foliage Walk at Gavel Family Farm Preserve

Fall Foliage Walk at Gavel Family Farm Preserve

On October 18 at 11 am, Director of Development Barbara Bradbury Pape will lead a walk at the Gavel Family Farm Preserve to enjoy the foliage and vista, as well as explore the history and meadow habitat restoration project underway at the site.

Once a prominent farming field, the Gavel Family Farm Preserve is now preserved as open space for both humans and creatures to enjoy. The Trust recently began a project to revitalize a 6.5- acre section of the preserve, encouraging healthy habitats for numerous woodland creatures. From the removal of invasive species to the reseeding of the meadow, participants will learn about the Trust’s efforts to create a sustainable meadow habitat. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate weatherproof footwear, bring a water bottle and be prepared for an hour-long easy walk with possible uneven terrain.

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