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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