Roaring Brook

Now owned by the Town of Cheshire and the State of Connecticut,  Cheshire Land Trust held a conservation easement over a portion of this land from 1978 to 2003.

Size: 14.7 acres

Nearest Road: Roaring Brook 

Public Access: Yes

Acquisition: December 1978; Easement expired 2003

Donor: Lawrence Copeland 

CLT was instrumental in in the preservation of Roaring Brook. Led by Thomas Pool, CLT advocated for the property's protection and worked hard to develop public support.  The property was eventually preserved through a mixture of local, state, and CLT involvement. 


Roaring Brook is one of the best hiking spots in Cheshire. A red-blazed trail leads from a small parking area (at the end of Roaring Brook Court) up the slopes of Prospect Ridge, passing by the falls, and all the way up to the Quinnipiac Blue Trail.  The blue trail passes through the Roaring Brook property along its route between Bethany Mountain Road and Cornwall Avenue (in Prospect).  

Roaring Brook is open to the public. As a public park owned by the Town of Cheshire, Town rules for use apply.  Some rules are posted at the trailhead.  Please check with the Cheshire Park & Recreation Department for additional information.

The Cheshire Land Trust Governing Board meets the third Thursday of each month at the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce office, 195 S Main St. #2, Cheshire, CT 06410. Meetings begin at 7p.m. You are welcome to join us.

Cheshire Land Trust, P.O.Box 781, Cheshire, CT 06410

CLT is an all-volunteer, private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to conservation. We are not affiliated with the town of Cheshire. We do not receive taxpayer monies. Our organization is wholly funded by our membership.

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