Connecticut February 02, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Connecticut’s Waterfalls
So what’s a waterfall weekend? I’m glad you asked. It’s two days off fun dedicated to finding and exploring the waterfalls across Connecticut. Even the restaurant has a waterfall view! So, if you love the idea of hanging out next to some gorgeous cascading falls, look no further than this road trip. All you need to do is grab your travel buddies and prepare for a whole lot of fun.
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This 222 mile journey comes out to five hours of drive time, but it's broken up evenly between the two days. Plus, there's always a nice, relaxing end. You're definitely going to love this one!
1. Wadsworth Falls
A quick and easy leveled hike will get you to these lovely falls. While you can't swim in the big falls, there are designated areas where you can splash around. If you wander around you'll find a stone bridge and picnic area nearby.
2. Buttermilk Falls
Tucked away in a hemlock glade is this sixty foot, three tiered wonder. There are also two caves in the area if you're looking to do a little off-trail exploring.
3. Kent Falls
There are many tiers to this waterfall, and its stunning looks coupled with the surrounding park area have made it one of the most popular waterfalls in the state. All in all, this waterfall drops for a quarter mile!
4. The Falls Village Inn
This lovely inn has updated rooms with larger comfy rooms. And Great Falls is just up the road! Stop by and see the powerful falls before settling into one of the historic luxe rooms. This place is constantly being featured in magazines because it's just so charming.
5. Campbell Falls
Not a lot of traffic at this set of falls, located near the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. It's a perfect (and quiet) way to start day two of your waterfall expedition. Since it's in an undeveloped preserve, you'll see plenty of wildlife too.
6. Enders Falls
Pack a bathing suit so you can enjoy this stop to the fullest. Made of a collection of five waterfalls, the tallest stands at only thirty feet. But it sure is pretty.
7. Yantic Falls
Also known as Indian Leap Falls, the rushing waters of this waterfall are pushed through a narrow gorge. It's easy to view these from the platform, and being located in an industrial area, it's one of the easiest waterfalls to access. No hiking required!
8. Chapman Falls
This gorgeous 60 foot waterfalls may have been a resting place for Satan, but that was a very long time ago. Now it's a hotspot for summer adventurers. Whether you choose to view from the platform above or the rocks down below, you're going to love the view. I guarantee it.
9. Brushmill By The Waterfall
Finish your trip with a delicious meal at this rustic restaurant that comes equipped with its own set of falls. A former saw mill, this place has been converted into a comfy American food eatery with fireside dining.
This waterfall weekend looks like a lot of fun!
For another cross state excursion, try the
Charming Towns Road Trip.