MORE WATERFALLS IN CONNECTICUT



The following is a list of additional waterfalls in Connecticut that I haven't visited yet or I have made a visit but elected not to create a separate page for the falls for one reason or another (i.e. it was located on private property, it was unimpressive, it was a dam, etc.). If you are looking for the main list of waterfalls in Connecticut that I have visited and documented, click here.

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STATE WATERFALL NAME
SCENIC
POTENTIAL
TOWN NOTES & DESCRIPTION
CT Bantam Fals POOR Bantam small cascades below a DAM on the Bantam Reservoir; access via Bantam Road near its intersection with Vanderpoel Avenue
CT Beulah Falls unknown Colebrook this a rumored waterfall on Sandy Brook; supposedly you can bushwhack to the falls from Sandy Brook Road; one website said you can't see the falls from the road itself; there is a strong possibility that this waterfall is located on PRIVATE PROPERTY
CT Blackberry River Falls POOR East Canaan small cascades below a DAM; also known as Waterfall on Blackberry River
CT Black Pond Falls POOR Middlefield I visited in 2002 and was extremely disappointed by this 15-foot "waterfall"; lots of trash was found here too; skip this one, although I will admit the view of Black Pond from an outlook further up the trail from the falls is worthwhile; access via 0.2 mile hike from trailhead at Black Pond Road
CT Cameron Farm Falls unknown Moodus rumored waterfall behind the (now defunct) Cameron Family Farm; you can see some whitewater if you look at Google Maps between the junctions of Neptune Ave, Green Village Street (CT 149) and Moodus Leesville Road; there is a strong possibility that this waterfall is located on PRIVATE PROPERTY; GPS = 41.501060, -72.456091
CT Carr Brook Falls GOOD Portland this 10 to 20-foot tall falls on Carr Brook is upstream of the intersection of Rose Hill Road and Cox Road; the falls are almost certainly on PRIVATE PROPERTY; I've driven around this area and I can confirm there is no official trail to the falls, nor can you see the falls from the road; also known as "Graham's Secret"; you can find photos of this waterfall on Justin Coleman's website
CT Chapman Mill Falls POOR Westbrook this is a DAM at the southern end of Chapmans Pond
CT Clark Creek Falls FAIR Haddam this small set of cascades is located near the junction of CT 82 and CT 154 (Saybrook Road); I believe the falls should be visible from the road, or perhaps by stepping a few feet into the woods; GPS = 41.443797, -72.472283
CT Clarks Falls POOR North Stonington I am fairly confident that this is a small DAM next to the house at 60 Clarks Falls Road at the edge of Spaulding Pond
CT Coxs Falls POOR Portland looks like a small DAM; you can see the DAM from Rose Hill Road if you zoom in on Google Maps
CT Devil's Glen FAIR Weston this waterfall may have some potential; the falls are very close to roadside off Valley Forge Road, but I can see a sign on Google Maps that says this area is for town residents only; I will likely try to visit at some point
CT Diamond Falls Ledge FAIR West Stafford this looks be a small and natural falls; there is a 1908-09 postcard floating around the Internet and that's the only information I have on these falls
CT East Meadow Brook Falls FAIR Woodbury this rumored waterfall is likely to be on PRIVATE PROPERTY; I believe the falls are located between Flands Road and US-6
CT Enfield Falls POOR Enfield I believe this is a small DAM on the Connecticut River; it looks like the DAM can get drowned in high water
CT Falls in Pequonnock River Valley State Park FAIR Trumbull small cascades in attractive gorge on the Pequonnock River; within Pequonnock River Valley State Park
CT Falls, The POOR Fairfield this is a small DAM that is visible from Harbor Road looking north
CT Falls, The POOR Milford this is a DAM near downtown Milford; the DAM is visible from the junction of New Haven Avenue and Daniel Street
CT Falls, The POOR Norwalk this is a DAM on the Fivemile River at the southern end of Chasmars Pond
CT Gladdings Falls POOR Chester this is a small DAM on the property of the 'Brushmill by the Waterfall'
CT Great Falls POOR New Milford this is believed to be a historic and natural waterfall that was completely drowned when a DAM was built downstream
CT Great Unconformity Falls unknown Southfield this is a rumored waterfall on Roaring Brook; this may or may not be located on PRIVATE PROPERTY; you can see some whitewater on Google Maps a short distance southeast of the New Britain Reservoir; may also be known as Roaring Brook Falls
CT Greenleaf Falls GOOD Stamford I've seen a postcard that suggests that this is a beautiful waterfall; supposedly located in the "Long Ridge" historic district of Stamford; may or may not be located on PRIVATE PROPERTY
CT Griswolds Falls POOR Chester this appears to be a DAM on Pattaconk Brook just east of Jennings Pond; the falls should be visible from CT 148 / West Main Street and/or from Spring Street
CT Higganum Creek Falls GOOD Haddam low-angle fanning cascade on Higganum Creek; may or may not be located on PRIVATE PROPERTY
CT Horseshoe Falls POOR Terryville this is a DAM; visible from Canal Street looking north
CT Humaston Brook Falls unknown Northfield rumored waterfall in Humaston Brook State Park, which is an under-developed state park
CT Jelliff Mill Falls POOR Stamford this a DAM at the southern end of Jelliff Mill Pond; visible from Jelliff Mill Road
CT John Dees Falls POOR Waterbury this appears to be a DAM on the Mad River; the DAM should be visible from the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory or from East Main Street
CT Leesville Falls POOR East Hampton this is a DAM at the edge of Leesville Pond on the Salmon River; you may be able to see the DAM through the trees along CT 151 just south of the junction of CT 151 and CT 196
CT Lost Lake Falls POOR Guilford looks unimpressive per ctwaterfalls.com; name is not official
CT Macedonia Gorge & Falls POOR Kent very small cascades on Macedonia Brook within Macedonia Brook State Park; attractive area but falls are just not that impressive
CT Middle Falls POOR Seymouth I believe this is a DAM on the Little River a short distance upstream from where the Little River dumps into the Naugatuck River; you may or may not be able to see the DAM from CT 67 (Bank Street), River Street, or by taking a short walk from the Allen's Plumbing Supply parking lot
CT Mohegan Sun Falls POOR Uncasville perhaps the tallest and prettiest artificial waterfall in Connecticut?; located near the hotel check-in/registration area
CT Moodus Falls FAIR Moodus I believe this is a natural set of cascades off Falls Road / CT 149 near its junction with Falls Bashan Road; however, it is extremely likely that this is located on PRIVATE PROPERTY with no public access or ability to view the falls
CT Mount Carmel Spring Falls POOR Hamden looks unimpressive per CT waterfalls; name is not official; I visited and was not impressed
CT Pequabuck Gorge Falls POOR Unknown cascades below a pretty and curved DAM on the Pequabuck River; also known as "Plymouth Water Control Falls"
CT Pomperaug Falls POOR Woodbury this is a pretty DAM with some cascades below it on the Pomperaug River; the dam and falls are visible from Pomeraug Road off South Pomperaug Avenue; GPS = 41.526490, -73.210512
CT Quinebaug Falls POOR Jewitt City & Griswold this is a DAM on the Quinebaug River; the DAM is visible from CT 138 / Slater Avenue
CT Riga Falls
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GOOD Salisbury is is extremely likely that these falls on Wachocastinook Creek are located on PRIVATE PROPERTY; my research indicates this is a pretty horsetail, and it may also be a swimming hole; hopefully this waterfall gets conserved during our lifetime; also known as "Mt. Riga Falls"
CT Rippowam Falls FAIR Unknown supposedly “located on the west branch of the Rippowam River under the Route 1 bridge in Stamford"
CT Roxbury Falls POOR Roxbury this is a series of small cascades on the Shepaug River; the falls can only be visited by residents of the town of Roxbury; access via Minor Bridge Road; also known as "Shepaug Falls"
CT Shetucket Falls POOR Norwich & Lisbon this is a DAM on the Shetucket River
CT Silver Falls GOOD Montville I visited in 2002 and found this waterfall on Latimer Brook to be located on PRIVATE PROPERTY!; 11-foot tall falls into deep pool; hopefully this property will be conserved and opened to the public at some point
CT Succor Brook Falls unknown East Haddam this is a set of (believed to be unimpressive) cascades on Succor Brook; close to the junction of CT 82 and Porges Road; falls should be roadside or very close to it
CT Tariffville Gorge Cascades FAIR Tariffville rapids and very small cascades on the Farmington River; when I tried to visit in 2017 via CT 189, I ran into PRIVATE PROPERTY; you may be able to see the falls from the nearby Metacomet Trail though
CT Thayer Brook Cascades FAIR Kent this is a small 6-foot cascade on Thayer Brook; hiking to the falls involves a 1.3 mile mostly uphill hike on the Appalachian Trail followed by a short bushwack
CT Tunxis Falls GOOD Winsted this is a DAM on the Still River that may or may not have some cascades below it; the whole area is marked as PRIVATE PROPERTY; the DAM is 0.3 miles upstream from the Still River Gorge & Rapids
CT Unnamed Falls unknown New Milford these appear to be small cascades on the Still River; access may or may not be possible off Lanesville Road just south of Still River Drive; GPS = 41.537621, -73.415521
CT Unnamed Falls POOR New Milford this seasonal falls on an unnamed stream is located on PRIVATE PROPERTY near the junction of Lower Grove Street (Grove Street) and Hine Hill Road; you can supposedly see the falls from the road
CT Unnamed Falls unknown Winchester rumored seasonal falls on unnamed stream; supposedly located very close to Torrington Road south of the section of town known as Winsted
CT Unnamed Falls unknown Redding rumored falls on the Aspetuck River off Poverty Hill Road less than 0.4 mile south of Church Hill Road; the falls should be roadside or near-roadside
CT Unnamed Falls unknown New Hartford rumored set of seasonal falls on unnamed stream; access supposedly via a trail at the southern end of Satan's Kingdom Park Road
CT Unnamed Falls unknown Winchester rumored waterfall near the junction of CT 8, CT 20 and Smith Hill Road in the section of Winchester known as Nelsons Corner; these falls are likely on PRIVATE PROPERTY
CT Unnamed Falls unknown North Granby this is a rumored waterfall on Belden Brook; it is supposedly located in the Tunxis State Forest off Lost Acres Road near the Granby/Hartland town line. The falls are "less than 0.1 mile from the road where Belden Brook runs over a steep, rocky slope. Though they are close to the road, the approach to them is very steep, trailless and slippery after a rainfall."
CT Valley Falls Park
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POOR Vernon despite the name of this little park in Vernon, there is no natural waterfall to be found here; there is a small DAM 150ft from the parking area, but it's just a DAM (and it's a bit ugly); I walked all of Railroad Brook within the park and can 100% confirm there is no natural waterfall here
CT Wetauwanchu Brook Falls FAIR Salisbury this waterfall on Wetauwanchu Brook is located on PRIVATE PROPERTY, although you can see the falls across the street from the lower parking area of the Great Falls of the Housatonic River
CT Wolcott Falls GOOD Hamden I visited these falls on Shepard Brook in 2003 and was only slightly impressed; I think I need to pay another visit though; take the Timberwood Trail off of Shepard Avenue down to the 23-foot tall falls; good information can be found here: http://www.hlct.org/properties-2.html

Last Updated: May 2017

HOW CAN I FIND EVEN MORE WATERFALLS?

If you want to try to discover even more waterfalls, here are some research tips. I use these same tips to help find more waterfalls for this site:
  • Scan through in-circulation and out-of-print waterfall and hiking guidebooks; try to obtain copies of out-of-print books through used-book markets like half.com, or by searching through the Google Books website.
  • Review these two great websites: World Waterfall Database and Northeastern Waterfalls.
  • Scan paper and online maps for towns and cities that have a “Falls Road” or "Cascade Road".
  • Look at topo maps to see where rivers drop dramatically in elevation in a short distance. Then either review that area on Google Maps (using its terrain feature) or Google Earth, or go actually hike or bushwhack up and down those rivers.
  • Examine both current and historical trail maps (including those 100+ years old because many waterfalls become "lost" over time).
  • When visiting waterfalls and swimming holes, talk to the local residents and ask if they know of any others nearby.
  • Scan through Flickr groups that focus on waterfalls or photography of a specific region and/or state.
  • Search Google by town or region
    • i.e. Danvers, Massachusetts waterfall
    • i.e. waterfalls near Danvers, Massachusetts
    • i.e. waterfalls of the Berkshires
    • i.e. best waterfalls in Maine
    • i.e. swimming holes Rangeley Lake
    • i.e. top waterfalls in Rutland county
  • Search Google by nature park
    • i.e. waterfalls of Acadia National Park
    • i.e. Baxter State Park waterfalls
    • i.e. swimming holes White Mountain National Forest
    • i.e. waterfalls Green Mountain National Forest
  • Search Google by river, brook or stream
    • i.e. "Halfway Brook" waterfall
    • i.e. "New Haven River" cascade
    • i.e. "Nancy Brook" falls
  • Follow waterfall-related Facebook “pages” and “groups”.
  • Talk to local nature photographers and/or follow their photography or hiking blogs.
  • Find people on Facebook or hiking forums who purposely seek out off-the-beaten-path places and read about their adventures.
  • Visit an existing waterfall and hike or bushwhack both upstream and downstream of the main waterfall for more waterfalls.
  • Search for old waterfall postcards, especially at antique stores.
  • Look through Delorme's Atlas & Gazetteers, looking for marked waterfalls or symbols that represent waterfalls.
  • Periodically try to revisit waterfalls that are closed to the public. While odds are good that the falls will still be off-limits to the general public, there is always a chance that the land changed hands and is now open to visitors.

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