River’s Edge Preserve

From the base of the trail as Lake Lillinonah bends to the east, hikers will enter Sherman Park, which is owned by the Town of Roxbury, and come across a cleared picnic and fishing area with a bench. Across the lake are remains of a bridge from the Shepaug Railroad. Continue through the hemlock grove and you will see where the Shepaug River flows into the lake below the rapids created by Roxbury Falls. Continue until you cross a meadow and look for the blue blaze up a steep embankment. Turn right at the top of the hill and you will soon come to a picnic site. Continue through the opening in the stone wall and over another stone wall. Once you reach the gravel driveway where you entered, turn left and follow the driveway to the parking area.

A gift from an anonymous donor in 2000 enabled the Roxbury Land Trust to purchase this property from Connecticut Light & Power, which had been using parts of it as a gravel mine.

Hiking Hiking
Birding Birding
Fishing Fishing