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Kent Falls State Park

462 Kent Cornwall Rd, Connecticut 06757 USA

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Opens Sat 8a
  • Independent
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“beautiful streams and waterfalls”

Kent Falls, located in the northeastern section of the town of Kent, is a series of waterfalls on a mountain stream known as Falls Brook. The stream begins in the town of Warren, draining an area of six or seven square miles. It then flows west to the big fall where it plunges approximately 70 feet in a dramatic cascade. From here the stream descends in a series of lesser falls and cascades to the valley, where it enters the Housatonic River some 200 feet below the brink of the big fall only a quarter mile away.

Much of the limestone over which the brook flows has been carved into interesting shapes including numerous potholes of all sizes. The Indian name of this area is "Scatacook" and there is considerable evidence that Native Americans fished and camped by the falls. Later, in colonial times, mills were also present along the brook.Acquisition of the park began in 1919 with the gift of 200 acres by the White Memorial Foundation.

Other parcels were donated or purchased until the present 295 acres were acquired. The area was developed in the 1930's by the Civil Works Administration. In the mid nineteen-seventies, considerable trail reconstruction was done by the Youth Conservation Corps of Connecticut. The covered bridge is an authentic reproduction built in 1974 by a park employee, Edmund Palmer.The flow in the cascade at Kent is normally heaviest in the spring when the winter snow is melting. However, the falls can be dramatic at any time of the year, particularly after substantial rainstorms. Fall foliage season is also an excellent time to enjoy the area. Because of its exceptional scenic qualities, Kent Falls has been featured in a number of magazine and television advertisements.

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A beautiful little park set alongside a babbling brook and at the foot of a stunning waterfall. Be prepared for an extremely steep but short hike to the top of the falls where the view will more than make up for your pounding heart and labored breathing. Swimming is no longer allowed here but they turn a blind eye if you wander out a bit into the rushing water. Families, barbecues and dog owners make for a lively atmosphere at the park's entrance but if you're looking for solitude the short hiking trail alongside and above the falls is blissfully calm and quiet. Worth a stop if you want to commune with nature without straying too far.

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Kent Falls State Park

462 Kent Cornwall Rd
Connecticut
06757 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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