Kent Falls State Park

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Kent Falls State Park
4.5
Parcs régionaux • Cascades
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Allison A
39 contributions
nov. 2021 • En solo
Gorgeous park, spotted with waterfalls, a covered bridge, and uncovered bridge. Relatively easy hike. Flat at first, then follow the stone steps up and it'll take you to the top of the water. There are other dirt trails that meander off the waterfall trail which probably take you higher. I didn't go that far.

Spent about an hour here taking pictures and walking the trail. Would not go out of my way for this place, but definitely a great stop if you're near the area.
Écrit le 1 novembre 2021
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Lolly’s Look
New York, État de New York12 720 contributions
oct. 2021 • En couple
We were on a leaf peeping mission to find some foliage. The season is a bit later this year with the warm weather. We drove into Kent Falls Park and did enjoy a walk in the park, and the beautiful falls.
Écrit le 17 octobre 2021
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Carol T
Alameda, Californie100 contributions
oct. 2021
Charge $15 for out-of-state resident per vehicle, fair! There is no map provided after you paid at entrance; the trailhead sign is very primitive and rough, i.e. no actual mileage for each path so it's inconvenience for hikers to plan. At any rate, this is a beautiful park with cascading falls; love the trail (white) which is well-paved with stairs and platforms going up and up to the tap of the falls, roughly about 15-20 minutes one-way up if you don't stop for pictures which is impossible; absolutely beautiful! The open green area is a great family picnic area. Cons, though surrounded by trees there is no shady area.
Écrit le 3 octobre 2021
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kerrih442018
Selkirk, État de New York320 contributions
août 2021 • En solo
This was a bit lack luster for me. Especially with the number of people who totally disregarded the sign that says ‘no public access’ and we’re climbing all over the falls. There were no staff manning the gate, so the one upside is no fee to get in.
Écrit le 16 août 2021
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ImmerWandern
Palos Heights, IL7 219 contributions
juin 2021
The waterfalls are the highlight of a visit to this park. The base of the waterfall was visible from the parking lot where row of tall trees provided welcome shade. Falls Brook flowed between the parking lot and a large open meadow. A small, red covered bridge crossed the brook and led to a wide, asphalt path to the bottom of the waterfall. This part was an easy stroll, a gentle rise, definitely wheelchair-accessible.

These 70-foot tall waterfalls empty into a small pool; this is perhaps the most picturesque part of a series of smaller waterfalls, the entire falls being 250 feet tall. There are likely to be individuals, couples, families and large groups taking pictures of themselves at the base of the falls.

If you can, be sure to climb the trail to the right of the falls and check out the rest of the falls from the series of smaller overlooks. It is fairly steep; the weather was hot and dry in June so the rock steps weren't slippery, but I can imagine this being a more challenging hike in the rain. We chose not to hike back down along the falls (prefer to avoid those climbing up) and took the trail to our right through the woods back down to the base of the falls.

There were several picnic tables available on the large meadow at the bottom of the hillside. It looked like a fun place to toss frisbees.
Écrit le 16 juillet 2021
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barrosak
Highland Park, NJ170 contributions
juil. 2021 • En couple
Park itself is meticulous , & is a delight to all of the senses . A great way to get back to nature & feel at one with it . Climbed up on stone steps , some quite steep , with railing occasionally. At top took a dirt walking path down the other side . In some ways easier but sometimes a bit challenging / uneven . 7000 steps later we returned to the parking lot exhausted , but happy .
Écrit le 4 juillet 2021
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kzsull01
Windsor, CT349 contributions
mai 2021
My husband and I visited Kent Falls State Park in Kent, Connecticut on Friday, May 7th, 2021. It was a very nice day to see the impressive waterfalls that cascade 250 feet into the Housatonic River in the middle of a 300-acre State Park. Actually they include a series of waterfalls on Falls Brook that go through the Kent Falls Gorge. You could even see the waterfall from the parking lot of the park. The cascade of falls was flowing very nicely, at the time of our visit, being a nice spring day, and having had some rain earlier in the week, making our visit an enjoyable one.

There is a nice paved path/trail with stairs that is on the side/adjacent to the falls, which you could walk-up to view the falls. I believe it is about a quarter of a mile up to the top. There are observation platforms along this path where you could stop and rest and get a very good view of the falls and surrounding rocks, that are interesting from a geological perspective, and nice places to take photographs of the falls. Some of the steps were steep with more of an impact going down than going up. However, the steps do not go all the way to the top. They end at a point where you have to climb some rocks, if you want to continue up to the top. There is a small footbridge, which is a replica of a covered bridge, and another footbridge, both going over the brook, on the way to and from the falls. A trail map is available online that shows all the trails in the park.

The park is dog friendly and fishing is allowed, but I am not certain if it is allowed in all areas. I do not believe swimming is permitted, since the State Park’s website states that entry into the water is prohibited.

Several picnic tables are available with charcoal grills. However, you would need to bring your own charcoal and cooking utensils if you would like to do some grilling. Also, it is recommended to bring a table cloth if you would like to do some picnicking. Portable bathrooms were available at the time of our visit but I believe restrooms are available when the park is open for the season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

More on the Geological Features:

The geologic features of the falls include beautiful potholes and plunge basins. The rock formations include marble, schist and gneiss. The gneiss is made up of different minerals, including dark-red garnet, the Connecticut State Mineral. More details about the geology of the falls are in the Geology Section on the State Park’s website.

Some Park History:

The park was developed by the Civilian Works Administration in the 1930s, and a terraced observation area paved with native flagstone was created by the Youth Conservations Corps of Connecticut at the base on the falls in the 1970s. The Youth Corps. also created the observation platforms that appear along the path on the side of the falls.

We enjoyed our visit to the falls and recommend a visit in the spring, in particular after it rains.
Écrit le 12 mai 2021
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gk347N
Oxford, CT341 contributions
avr. 2021 • En couple
We were at the Falls during February when they were frozen. It was beautiful. We returned last weekend to see them in spring. They were very impressive. There is a walking path that goes to the top of the falls forxa really nice view. The surrounding park has picnic tables, bathrooms and lots of open space for recreation. Parking is good but on a really busy day it will fill up quick. There is no admission fee to vehicles with Connecticut plates. Well worth a trip especially when there is plenty of water coming over the falls.
Écrit le 25 avril 2021
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trimess
Brookfield, CT201 contributions
janv. 2021
Relatively easy hike (although a lot of steps) to see a number of beautiful waterfalls. Conveniently the park is right off the highway, and all the falls can be seen on a hike less than a mile round trip. Lots of open field space and picnic tables at the bottom, make this a great place to stop for lunch.
Écrit le 2 mars 2021
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Susan D
4 contributions
mars 2020 • En famille
Small parking area, picnic tables, and steep narrow trail
Very pretty but tends to get crowded
Ricks can be slippery and dangerous
Écrit le 19 novembre 2020
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