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Deriving its name from the Mohegan word for “rocky water,” the Shepaug River extends for 26 miles across northwestern Connecticut. It originates in Warren and runs south through Washington, Roxbury, and Southbury where it finally joins the Housatonic River. As the main source of fresh water for the area, the Shepaug River has played a major role in the history and development of Washington. Today, residents and visitors can enjoy the river’s tranquility while walking on one of the several hiking trails that run parallel to its banks. The Riverwalk along the Shepaug River, maintained by the Washington Parks & Recreation Department, is a lovely spot for a picnic while enjoying the tranquil scenery.