Tunnel Road Connector Hike: An Exploration in Nature

september, 2021

25sep11:00 am1:30 pmFeaturedTunnel Road Connector Hike: An Exploration in NatureSteep Rock Preserve11:00 am - 1:30 pm Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Event Details

If you’re looking to explore some of western Connecticut’s most beautiful country with two managers who intimately know the land, this hike is for you. On September 25, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., join Steep Rock Association (SRA) and Roxbury Land Trust (RLT) on a 4-mile inter-town hike along Tunnel Road. Rory Larson (SRA’s Conservation Science Manager) and Jamie Curren (RLT’s Land and Property Manager), both Roxbury natives, will lead the walk.

This partially closed town road, which connects protected lands owned by the two organizations, offers unparalleled views of the Shepaug River as it follows the waterway’s course into large tracts of preserved, wild lands. It also lies adjacent to the old railroad bed rich in history for discussion along the way. The group will take two slight detours off Tunnel Road to investigate RLT’s Battle Swamp Brook Preserve and the Tunnel itself, a 235-foot passage through bedrock in SRA’s Steep Rock Preserve, from which the road received its name.

The hike will start at the main parking lot of Steep Rock Preserve located at 2 Tunnel Road in Washington Depot and finish at RLT’s Battle Swamp Preserve on Judd’s Bridge Road in Roxbury. A shuttle bus will then bring all participants back to the starting point in Washington, concluding the program. Participants will be required to wear a mask on the shuttle bus. Additionally, participants should wear appropriate footwear for a long, moderately difficult hike and bring plenty of water. Inclement weather will postpone the program until the following day, September 26, 2021.

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location

Steep Rock Preserve

2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Organizer

Steep Rock Association860 868 9131 PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

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