WATERFALLS NEAR HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Welcome to the newenglandwatefalls.com guide to waterfalls near Hartford, Connecticut!
The waterfalls listed below are the best waterfalls that are reasonably close to the Hartford, Connecticut area. The trailhead or parking area for each of these waterfalls is within a 30-minute drive of Hartford. Enjoy these Hartford-area waterfalls!
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CENTER SPRING FALLS
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)
This is an urbanized series of two waterfalls within Center Springs Park near downtown Manchester.
Birch Mountain Brook
0.2 mile bushwhack one-way (moderate side of difficult)
This is a beautiful 40-foot plus tall waterfall that requires a moderate bushwhack to reach.
Birch Mountain Brook
This is a hybrid waterfall (part dam, part natural) that is only a short distance upstream (and down the road) from Wyllys Falls.
0.4 mile hike one-way (easy side of moderate)
This is a seasonal but beautiful series of two waterfalls; time your visit for just after a heavy rainstorm or during spring snowmelt
FLAT BROOK FALLS
tributary to Flat Brook
0.6 mile hike one-way (moderate)
This is a pretty, moss-surrounded waterfall visible from the Shenipsit Trail.
MILL POND FALLS
outlet from Mill Pond
This is a pretty roadside falls in an urban setting.
CUSSGUTTER BROOK CASCADES
0.4 mile hike one-way (moderate side of difficult)
This is an 80-foot tall series of cascades next door to the Lake Compounce theme park.
JIM BROOK FALLS
0.5 mile hike one-way (easy)
This is a small series of cascades accessible from trails that stem from the Roaring Brook Nature Center.
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