Kress Family Trail

Connecticut

Kress Family Trail Facts

States: Connecticut
Counties: Litchfield
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: Botsford Hill Road and Minor Bridge Road (Roxbury)
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6552816
Trail activities: Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Kress Family Trail Description

The Kress Family Trail follows an old rail bed of the former Shepaug Railroad, which winds along the Shepaug River. The flat, 2.5-mile trail is popular with cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter, while hikers enjoy the trail during the rest of the year.

The trail links with other trails in the Golden Harvest, Erbacher and River Road preserves, which together with Orzech Farm Preserve comprise nearly 600 contiguous acres.

Parking and Trail Access

The Roxbury Land Trust has built a small parking area off Botsford Hill Road near Route 67.

Kress Family Trail Reviews

This trail runs along the Shepaug river and past / through beautiful fields. It is used for walking, biking and shoe shoeing. It is PET FRIENDLY. There is a parking lot at the entrance where you will also find a picnic table. The trail is covered by a canopy of trees for most of the ride. We took the trail to the open field where it moves around and brings you back

Nice flat dirt trail which takes you along the Shepaug River as well as wooded lands. The path had bikers along with hikers, joggers, and sone furry friends as well (dogs). Most of the trail is shaded but there were a few spotswhere you would get some sun.
Will def return in the future. I did not give 5 stars as i did not complete the entire trail this first time.

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