The 7 Best Waterfalls in Connecticut, United States

May 17, 2022 Weston Hennigan

Connecticut is a study in attraction and contrast. In one small state, you’ll find miles of sandy oceanfront shoreline, acres of forested hiking trails, and world-class museums, art and theater. Here family-friendly adventure parks and aquariums are just minutes from dynamic casino resorts and quaint, historic small towns — offering experiences that range from culinary to cultural, luxurious to laid-back. It’s the perfect place to unwind and recharge, all at the same time.
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1. Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls Nature Preserve, Plymouth, CT 06786
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Buttermilk Falls

2. Kent Falls State Park

Route 7, Kent, CT 06757-1210 +1 860-927-3238 http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325228
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
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2%
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1%
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4.5 based on 350 reviews

Kent Falls State Park

Reviewed By CATTSAR - Provincetown, United States

We normally head for Vermont and New Hampshire this time of year, but it did not work out. As an alternative we headed instead to Northwest Connecticut. This late in October it was no less spectacular then its northern counterparts. Kent Falls State Park seems to encompass all New England has to offer in the fall. The ride there on back country roads was stunning with fall colors just slightly past peak. While the park is not that large, there is no shortage of activities. The center of attention are the five falls and the trail up to the top. The trail is steep and a bit strenuous and is not for anyone with mobility or breathing issues. As you ascend there are several observation platforms allowing for better views of the falls. In addition there is a large green with benches and picnic tables,as well as a covered bridge over Kent Falls Brook, perfect for photo ops. There are bathrooms, and plenty of parking to the amount of $12 for those visiting from out of state. It is enforced! A great way to spend an afternoon.

3. Enders Falls

From Rt 20 Take Route 219 West For 1.4 Miles, Granby, CT http://www.newenglandwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?name=Enders%20Falls
Excellent
64%
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2%
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6%
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Enders Falls

Reviewed By 1goatConnecticut

The Enders State Forest, a gift to the State of Connecticut by members of the Ostrom Enders family, is a tract of approximately 2,500 acres (including the recently added Worthen Farm in West Granby). It abuts the 4,300-acre McLean Game Refuge and hundreds of acres owned by the Granby Land Trust. The highlight of the parcel, a cascading series of pools and water falls, are the Enders Falls that are easily accessed from Barkhamsted Road (Route 219) near the intersection with Route 20 in West Granby. The falls are surprisingly dramatic. It's such a fun place to enjoy whatever time you have to be in a natural place of great beauty. It's surely worth the trip.

4. Yantic Falls

Norwich, CT 06360-4210
Excellent
72%
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24%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Yantic Falls

Reviewed By BabyakT

These falls were beautiful, from both below and above. The footbridge gives you a great view. There is a parking lot just below the falls and then it is a short walk up a small hill. We had read reviews saying it was difficult to find if you use gps or google maps, so we just looked at a map of the area and it was very easy to find!

5. Great Falls

Canaan, CT
Excellent
60%
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13%
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13%
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7%
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7%
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4.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Falls

200-foot falls located on the Housatonic River.

Reviewed By mmilesWHDD - Salisbury, United States

First Light Power closes Great Falls at towns’ request After Robin Hood Radio broke the story on Saturday and Sunday with video of overcrowding at the Great Falls In Falls Village First Light Power announced that the Falls Village recreational area is now also closed. First Light Power spokesman Len Greene said a letter went out Monday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which issues a federal license to operate the hydroelectric facility on grounds owned by the power company, regarding the decision. “It informs of our intention to temporarily close the Falls Village recreation area at the request of the towns for public safety reasons,” Greene said. “We have no intention of reopening it this season. There were multiple issues involved, including a lack of parking, trash, safety and COVID-19 issues involving crowds.” Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand and Falls Village First Selectman Henry Todd said the overflow of vehicles into no parking areas, noise, trash and public safety hazards prompted their request for the closing. In Falls Village, several residents reported a van which parked around Dublin Road, which, by-the-way overlooks the falls from the Falls Village side, with about 14 people looking for the falls. Obviously the State Police will have to step up patrolling the area to assist out of area visitors that the recreation area at the Great Falls is closed.

6. Nonnewaug Falls

Falls rd, Bethlehem, CT http://www.woodburyparksandrec.org/info/facilities/details.aspx
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4.0 based on 2 reviews

Nonnewaug Falls

7. Dean's Ravine Falls

Music Mountain No 2 Rd, Canaan, CT 06031

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