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.
The largest opening – located along the Donkey Trail.
Looking down 3 layers of tunnels.
A covered ventilation tunnel — now home to bats.