Take a day off in Roxbury, before the last summer days slip away. What can you expect? The great outdoors, a dose of history, a Native American village, fresh picked blueberries and dip in a cool river.
1. Feed the sheep at Maple Bank Farm and buy fresh veggies to bring home for dinner at this small but charming spot.
2. Let the kids pick blueberries at Maple Bank Farm. They’ll get their own little bucket to fill and you’ll get fresh berries for an affordable price.
Mine Hill Preserve
3. Hike through the Mine Hill Preserve and explore the old mine and furnaces. The trails are well maintained and can provide a challenging hike.
Replicate Algonquian Village
4. Explore a replica of an Algonkian Village at the Institute for American Indian Studies. Check out their children’s indoor exhibits including hands-on activities that will delight the kids.
Hodge Park, Roxbury CT
5. Finally, cool off in the Shepaug River, search for stones or fish or relax in the shade at Hodge Park.
Bring sunblock, bug spray and lots of bottled water and enjoy the beauty of Roxbury!