The Dave Beglan Memorial Walk is a great way to gather family and friends, get outdoors, and burn off some of the Thanksgiving feast. Join us Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. by meeting at the Mine Hill Preserve parking lot. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a walking stick as needed for the meander from the lot to the structures. In total, the moderate walk will be about 3.5 miles with some inclines/declines. 

This year features both local Author and Pilot Billy Steers and RLT President and Geologist John Smoliga as they lead the group to a small former quarry located on the east side of the Mine Hill Preserve to discuss historic mining operations at Mine Hill. 

If you wish to join, please register by emailing or calling the RLT office at 860-350-4148 and leaving a message. Inclement weather cancels.   

This annual program is held in memory of Dave Beglan, historian, former president, and long-time director of Roxbury Land Trust.  As a Roxbury resident, Dave volunteered countless hours to the study of Mine Hill, initially working to obtain the funding which allowed RLT to purchase the Mine Hill Preserve.  He remained active in the Trust as historian and gave his time freely to the betterment of the Town of Roxbury until his death in October 2017. 

Established in 1970, RLT preserves roughly 4,000 acres of farmland and open space in Roxbury and neighboring towns.  RLT maintains 32 preserves with over 30 miles of hiking trails, three active farms, and offers a wide range of educational programs. RLT relies on your generous donations and gifts of land to continue its important conservation mission.