by Joe Dorish on 20/07/09 at 4:48 am
Connecticut is the 3rd smallest state in the United States and is certainly not well known for waterfalls but the Nutmeg State actually has quite a few scenic and lovely waterfalls including a man-made waterfall built by a Native American Indian Tribe.
Many of Connecticut’s waterfalls are located in state parks which makes them easily accessible and the state deserves commendation for that. I grew up in New York State not far from the Connecticut border and we would often travel into Connecticut to visit the parks, lakes and beaches in the state. Despite its small size the state of Connecticut has many scenic spots and quite a few beautiful waterfalls.
Enders Falls is a series of impressive waterfalls along the river near Granby in northern Connecticut. Most of the falls are some 20 to 30 feet in height and they can be reached by taking Route 20 west from Granby to Route 219 and then on 219 look for the Enders State Forest parking lot where the trail head is.
Campbell Falls is located in Campbell Falls State Park north of Norfolk in the northwest corner of Connecticut. The park is right on the Connecticut-Massachusetts border and some claim Campbell Falls is actually in Massachusetts. The falls drop some 62 total feet along Ginger Creek in a series of steps. To reach the falls take Route 272 north out of Norfolk until you reach Campbell Falls Road where you turn left and proceed to a parking lot for the falls.
Chapman Falls is located along the Eight Mile River in Devil’s Hopyard State Park located near Millington in southern Connecticut. The falls drop some 60 total feet here in a number of lovely steps. The park is located along Hopyard Road just east of Millington.
Natchaug River Waterfalls
This waterfall is located along the Natchaug River near Diana’s Pool in eastern Connecticut. Diana’s Pool is a popular spot for fishing and hiking on hot summer days. This waterfall is located along Route 198 between the towns of Sherman Corners and Chaplin, just turn on the Diana’s Pool Road just south of the 198 bridge over the Natchaug River.