Most would agree there is something breathtakingly beautiful about a waterfall and the way the sun hits the water as it rushes down the rocks. Connecticut has several waterfalls to visit with your family and enjoy a hike, a picnic, or a swim! Check out our picks for the top five waterfalls to visit in the state with your friends and family.
Devil’s Hopyard was obtained by the state in 1919, turning the 860 acre land into a state park shortly after. Chapman Falls, located in Devil’s Hopyard State Park is a scenic waterfall with a usually powerful, block-like flow. According to CT Waterfalls, “Posted on a billboard at the site is a Puritan belief that Satan once walked along the Eightmile River and became infuriated as his tail became wet. To express his anger, he scampered up to the falls and stomped his hooves on each section of the falls, leaving scars in the boulders of the natural feature the falls descend over.” Visitors enjoy seasonal camping, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, and birding.
Diana’s Pool is the largest in a series of small falls and pools within a section of the Natchaug River. It is 15 feet deep in some places and while swimming isn’t allowed, you can certainly dip your feet in the clear water. Trails snake around the area, perfect for hiking with your friends and family.
There are six falls that make up Ender’s Falls along a quarter mile of river in Enders State Park. Four of the six falls are the best single drop falls in Connecticut, with the highest being a 30 foot drop. There are two gorges at different parts of the falls that are great for swimming with your family. The surrounding state park is perfect for hiking or picnicking as well. Enders Falls are truly unique.
Enjoy 250 feet of cascading water at Kent Falls in Kent Falls State Park. The Falls are a series of multiple cascades, creating an amazing view. While there is no swimming allowed, visitors can hike, picnic, and fish in the Housatonic River and the surrounding state park, and even bring their dogs to the specified trails and picnic areas.
Visit Wadsworth Falls State Park for the scenic Big Falls. The hiking trail is a 3.4 mile loop through the forest with breathtaking views of the flora and fauna. Families can also enjoy picnicking and mountain biking in the park or fish or swim in the Coginchaug River.
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