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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.

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