Connecticut May 24, 2016
These 13 Hidden Waterfalls In Connecticut Will Take Your Breath Away
Waterfalls are the perfect place to experience both beauty and tranquility. Whether it’s watching the water flow from an observation deck, or wading into the pool itself, these represent the best of Connecticut’s natural beauty. You don’t have to spend money traveling to exotic places to experience picture perfect sights. It’s all right here in Connecticut. So check out this list of waterfalls to see where you might be spending your next free weekend!
1. Yantic Falls (Norwich)
Also known as Indian Leap Falls, these historic waters may be hiding in an industrial area, but they are no less beautiful. Watching the gorge rise and fall through the seasons is fascinating.
2. Diana's Pool (Chaplin)
This section of the Natchaug River has been a favorite of locals for decades. It features a series of small falls and cascades, as well as some small pools.
3. Kent Falls (Kent)
While some call this the highest fall in the state, it is actually a series of falls, not one continuous! Collectively, they drop 250 feet over a quarter of a mile.
4. Wadsworth (Middlefield)
With one of the largest water flows around, this spectacular sight is easily accessible and should not be missed!
5. Roaring Brook Falls (Cheshire)
Watch from the bottom or take the short twenty minute hike to the top. Either way, you must check it out because this is the highest single drop waterfall in the state.
6. Southford Falls (Southford)
The spillover from nearby dam flows over the rocks here, where the stream is accompanied by trails and a covered bridge. It's kind of romantic.
7. Enders Falls (Granby)
Quite possibly the best collection of falls in the state, all six drops will make you melt. Especially on a hot summer's day when you take a dip in one of its pools!
8. Campbells Falls (Norfolk)
Located near the state border, Massachusetts lost out on this one! Being within a preserve means less traffic too, so more time for you to explore privately.
9. Mill Pond Falls (Newington)
With the footbridge just above the falls, the view is impeccable and perfect for those looking to see a waterfall without having to climb a mountain.
10. Great Falls (Falls Village)
Watch the second largest river in Connecticut (Housatonic) as it comes crashing over a sixty foot ledge! Very dramatic, and yet strikingly beautiful.
11. Buttermilk Falls (Plymouth)
You can catch cascades both above and below this fall, with the main fall dropping in to a gorge surrounded by hemlocks. A must see after heavy rains.
12. Westfield Falls (Middletown)
This tall vertical drop is like traveling in to a jungle scene. You will love the pure sound it creates and the otherworldly feel.
13. Chapman Falls (East Haddam)
These picturesque falls are famous for the little potholes that have been carved into the rocks, making each drop look like it has miniature pools.
Well I know what I’ll be doing next weekend! Why not pack yourself a nice lunch and head on over to one of these beauties?