Two years in the making by the expert trailblazing team at Tahawus Trails (who have pioneered new trails at locations like Niagara Falls, NY and the Appalachian Trail), the trail system of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls allows its hikers to easily access the base of the Stratton Falls waterfall. But it is so much more than just that. Viewing the video and photos on this page will give you an idea of the many adventures one encounters while walking this easy pathway and its two waterfall observation decks, sitting and lounging areas, beautiful rustic black locust, cedar, and stone staircases, high mossy walls of multiple-millenia-old rock formations, forested nooks, and fairy-tale-esque tree groupings. It was actually this area of the property that was the total inspiration for building our Tower Cottages with their architectural homage to fairy tale villages.

Prior to the construction of this trail, scaling down the 50′ gorge to access the falls was too dangerous of a task. But now, through using methods like hoisting 1000+ pound rocks on a pulley system across the 100 yard span of the 50′ gorge to be used as the stair treads for the rustic staircases; guests can access the beauty of Stratton Falls at its most breathtaking location – its base. Most of the rocks took an entire day just to get across the gorge, so if you count the number of steps on a staircase you are counting the number of days it took to just to get the treads in place – not to mention the time it took to excavate and provide hidden structural engineering.

Because, first and foremost, your safety is of the utmost importance and, secondly, we view ourselves as custodians who must protect this sacred area, it is imperative that you follow the policies that we set in place for usage of this trail. Our list of policies is always evolving, but the following are among the most important: