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Mine Hill Preserve

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A Hidden Historical Gem Hidden in the Litchfield Hills

Whenever I have guests in who enjoy the outdoors and hiking, I always take them to Mine Hill... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Victoria Z
Danbury, Connecticut
Great hike

I've lived in this area for many years and I am upset with myself for not finding this place... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
New Milford, Connecticut
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99 Mine Hill Rd, Roxbury, CT 06783-1323
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Whenever I have guests in who enjoy the outdoors and hiking, I always take them to Mine Hill Preserve. After parking in the lot and a 1/4 mile walk through the woods, its always nice to see their eyes go wide upon gazing at the...More

5  Thank Victoria Z
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I've lived in this area for many years and I am upset with myself for not finding this place sooner. There is mining history along with the old furnaces and mining shafts. Trails are well marked, some short hikes some longer, alittle something for everyone....More

3  Thank balaczar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was one of my twelve year old son's favorite hikes in CT. The perimeter hike is only about 3-1/2 miles through the old 19th c. forge, up the hills to the old mines and back down around the quarry and river. The old forge...More

1  Thank H8228SFbriank
Reviewed 21 July 2017

An unusual, lovely area with information about the mining history. Short and long hikes; something for everyone. Have been coming here for over 30 years. Close by a new brewery and some restored buildings, and a nice place for brunch or lunch.

1  Thank sabbadayfarm
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The history of Mine hill is amazing. The iron smelters and the old mines and mine shafts make you think of a by gone time. The fact that it is so overgrown in so many places makes it hard to realize what a booming place...More

Thank Alec T
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I decided to try a new place to hike. This was a little off the beaten path, partially because the usual routes the GPS devices take you is under construction. The detour was like going over the hill, they the woods,and off to grandma's house...More

Thank RobC C
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Mine Hill Preserve is a find. It's off the beaten path, a bit hard to find. You access the trails off a small parking lot, which is just off a dirt road. The initial trail is difficult, but once you get on the main trail...More

Thank Bob_Flanagan
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We go often to Mine Hill Preserve. The path is well used, well maintained and well marked. You walk along the old railroad bed that was used to take the ore down to the mines and it's a gorgeous trail. There is one steep part...More

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The hiking trails are relatively easy other than tree roots in many places. The information about the mines and mining activities were fascinating. The smelters that remain are in good condition and were interesting to see. Worth going to if you are in the area.

Thank lovetotravelCt
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Lots to see. Up top you will see the cave entrances (gated) as well as the air vents you can peer down into. As a kid (many years ago) we explored the caves when the upper shaft had a tunnel in behind the gate from...More

Thank CharlieS830
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