Hodge Park

Route 67, Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut


Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end (at mile marker 29); get onto US 684 and go about 11 miles (to mile marker 28) to exit 9E for US 684 east; drive about 10.2 miles to get off at Exit 7 for Route 7 north; drive a mile to get off at Exit 1 for Federal Road; at the light make a left turn; drive down to the next light and turn right onto Federal Road north; drive about 1.6 miles to make a right turn onto Route 133; at 3.5 miles you cross the bridge over the Housatonic River (and you are in Bridgewater); keep going until you reach a T-intersection, the intersection with Route 67; drive into the town of Roxbury. 

From the intersection of Route 67 and Wellers Bridge Road, drive 0.8 of a mile to park on the left side of the road by the river.

This is a small pull-off riverside park.  But it does give a good view of the Shepaug River.  The river course is very rocky, with lots of medium-sized rounded rocks. At this time the river was very low.


* =  plants found in bloom on date of field trip, 8/02/2005 (brief stop  -- didn't even get out of the car)

Acer rubrum (red maple)

Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)

Ulmus sp. (elm)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *

Desmodium canadense (showy tick trefoil)     *

Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)     *

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)     *

Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)

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