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||Willard Brook State Forest
||10 feet to 12 feet each
|BEST TIME TO VISIT:
||Page 26, E-9 (unmarked)
||Yes (involves 0.1 mile walk on flat dirt path which some handicap visitors may find difficult to traverse due to rocks and pebbles)
|INCLUDED IN BOOK:
||Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
|COST TO VISIT:
A favorite hang-out spot for local residents, Trap Falls is sure to please anyone who ventures into Willard Brook State Forest. Set in an extremely picturesque setting, Trap Falls is much more impressive than its size would indicate. In the right water conditions, it consists of three plunges lined up side by side. The center fall is slightly higher than the others, and is shaped like a punchbowl. To help visualize the waterfall, picture a mini-golf hole with three-paths leading to the golf hole below. This waterfall would definitely be one of the attractions on the course. In higher water, the three plunges merge into two.
We suggest spending a few hours here. Bring a picnic (there are plenty of picnic tables located near the falls) or start a barbeque on one of the many fire-pits. Although probably crowded in the summer, this is one family-friendly waterfall you will not want to miss. Your children will love this waterfall; remember a camera to capture the smiles on their faces.
Trail information for this particular waterfall is not posted online. Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.
Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.
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