Located in Northwest, Morris County, Roxbury is ideally located to enjoy nature’s beauty, a show in town or Manhattan or learn about America’s Industrial Age and Morris County’s crucial role in the birth of America.
The town has a wonderful recreational complex, Horseshoe Lake, the best in Morris County. It offers everything from baseball, football, and volley ball to swimming, hiking and running trails. Click here for an overview of the Horseshoe Lake complex.
Lake Hopatcong State Park provides swimming, boating and fishing. Nearby boats can be rented for day excursions or fishing. You can even take a relaxing cruise on the Lake and see all its beauty. To watch a video click here.
Lake Musconetcong borders on the western edge of the town. It offers excellent fishing and small craft boating. We have one of the best annual fireworks shows in Morris County.
Hiking trails run throughout the town as well as great nearby hiking trails. To learn more click here.
Roxbury has its own performing arts center in the Horseshoe Lake complex.
Nearby theatres include: Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake (paxamicus.com), Morristown’s Mayo Center for the Performing Arts (www.mayoarts.org) and for Kids there’s the Growing Stage located in Netcong New Jersey (www.growingstage.com)
Roxbury Arts Alliance (roxburyartsalliance.org)
We also have a town museum that provides a great overview of the town and its historical significance.
Museums & Cultural History
Morris County played a key role in the American Revolution. Washington’s headquarters is in Morristown. His troops wintered and trained in Jockey Hollow. Click here to learn more about Morris County’s wide range of historical sites and history: (morristourism.org/history)
Morris County is home to the Stickley Museum at Craftsmen Farms the home of Gustav Stickley who founded the Craftsmen style buildings and furniture. The museum is open for tours year round Thursday through Sunday. The grounds, a town park, are open from dawn till dusk. The museum complex is located in Morris Plains, New Jersey. (stickleymuseum.org)
Waterloo Village in nearby Byram, NJ played an instrumental role in the industrialization of the United States. The complex contains a complete Village from the late 1800’s which is built on the banks of the Morris Canal. This 19th-century village contains a working gristmill, a general store, blacksmith shop, a canal museum and several historic houses. An early 19th-century log cabin farm site and 17th-century Lenape Indian Village exhibit are also located at the site.