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Roxbury Mine Hill Preserve

Connecticut’s Abandoned Mines


 

Writing for the Connecticut Weekender has led me to find a ton of cool places that I never knew exisited, including a park called the Mine Hill Preserve in Roxbury, CT.  The park’s trails wind through a 19th century mining area, passing over 2 miles of an abandoned mine shaft and massive blasting furnaces.  I was hiking there this past weekend with my friend Amber when I snapped these photos.  You can find more about the park here.

Roxbury Mine Hill Preserve

The largest opening – located along the Donkey Trail.

Roxbury Mine Hill Preserve

Looking down 3 layers of tunnels.

Roxbury Mine Hill Preserve

A covered ventilation tunnel — now home to bats.

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