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Mine Hill Preserve

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An interesting location and a good hike.

You get both history and a hike during this walk. The main structures, including the furnace, can... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2019
East Hartford, Connecticut
Wonderful place for hiking with family

The trails were great and the place has such a history. The old forges and stone quarry were... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
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99 Mine Hill Rd, Roxbury, CT 06783-1323
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

You get both history and a hike during this walk. The main structures, including the furnace, can be reached with just a short walk and are interesting bit of local history. If you do the walk, you can see the mine entrances and shafts and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

The trails were great and the place has such a history. The old forges and stone quarry were amazing. The geology in the area is why we came. We were not disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank harris w
Reviewed February 9, 2019

A great hike path (among several paths available). The views are wonderful on many areas and the random historical formations along the way will make you wonder. And a nice drive too! One of the areas was the bat cages that were made later from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

We loved this 3.5 mile hike at Mine Hill Preserve in Roxbury, CT! The distance and moderate difficulty was perfect and the history made it even better! So interesting to see the remains of man’s efforts to mine for iron ore and quarryfor granite at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ethan F
Reviewed April 7, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank DualsportChic
Reviewed October 4, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank balaczar
Reviewed September 6, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank redneckangler
Reviewed July 21, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank sabbadayfarm
Reviewed February 10, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Alec T
Reviewed August 11, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RobC C
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