CT: Litchfield County-Roxbury-Mine Hill Preserve

What were the 1800s like in CT?

Mine Hill Preserve gave me a touch of that understanding. With a pair of roasting ovens, a furnace and old mines and great markings of an old town that apparently was thriving for only about a decade.

Old structures

As I walked I saw dogs and kids enjoying the structures and running through the tunnels created by the artifacts. (#ROLA)

There is a donkey trail which is the main road used for transporting so is an easy and flat part of the hike. Moderate but short is the hike to the mines. It was a remarkable cold breeze that came out of the old mines.

The trail is filled with history of the former town Chalybes and markings of where structures had previously been. I was so impressed by the fact that they employed so many that payroll during those times was over $10,000 a month!

Below is the link to the history and the maps.

Mine Hill

For a bite nearby I have enjoyed Marketplace kitchen and bar in Woodbury.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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