Enders Falls #4, Connecticut

The fourth drop of Enders Falls (August 2012)

I’ve mentioned this before: Connecticut has more waterfalls than one might imagine. Now, I haven’t visited a many of them, but they do exist, and they’re not just small 1 or 2 foot drops. If you’re in the area, and you have limited time, then visiting the waterfalls in Enders State Forest is your best bet.

The first waterfall that I noticed is smaller in size, and not extremely interesting. The two middle waterfalls are the most impressive of the bunch, and are very beautiful. The fourth waterfall is also enjoyable, but is more difficult to photograph. You’ll want to bring a wide-angle lens in order to catch both of the drops. You might be able to photograph the upper portion separately, though I’m not sure how safe it was. The lower drop is smaller. Both of the drops together does lead to an enjoyable view, though a portion of the upper drop becomes hidden. You might get a sense of the complexities of this waterfall.

Directions:

  1. From Hartford, head northwest toward Granby. If you were at the Hartford Airport, you could exit and head west along CT-20.
  2. Keep going on CT-20 through Granby until you come to the intersection with CT-219. (If you’re coming from another direction, head toward CT-219.)
  3. From CT-20, turn left onto CT-219 (Barkhamsted Road).
  4. About 1.5 miles from the intersection of CT-20 and CT-219, you’ll find a sign for Enders State Forest on your left. Park here and start the hike to the falls. It’s just less than half a mile one-way.

Accessibility: 8/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 12′
Length of Hike: 0.8 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Enders Falls #4?

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