There are more waterfalls in the northeastern states than one might expect. None of them are wildly tall in Massachusetts or Connecticut…a few are definitely taller in New York, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. If you want to get out of the city, there are waterfalls to see, though!
Enders State Forest is a really good choice. I visited the falls in August 2012, and that isn’t always the best time to visit waterfalls since it can be dry in July and August. The four Enders Falls were definitely flowing, though. They weren’t intense, but that may have produced a focused flow that was very photogenic. The hike to the falls is short and enjoyable, so again, if you want to get out of the city, these are a good choice in Connecticut!
- From Hartford, head northwest toward Granby. If you were at the Hartford Airport, you could exit and head west along CT-20.
- 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.)
- From CT-20, turn left onto CT-219 (Barkhamsted Road).
- 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: 9/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: 0.8 miles round-trip (for all four falls)
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