If I can make it a three state day, count me in. From New York, through Massachusetts, into the Southern Berkshires that reaches to Connecticut…it sounds a lot more intense that it actually is – but Kent Falls State Park [462 Kent Cornwall Road (Route 7) Kent, CT] is actually closer than a lot of places I venture to in my home state.
Just an hour and a half from Albany the park is filled with majestic qualities. Begin your journey crossing over the quaint covered bridge.
The path will lead you to the base of the waterfall, 250 feet tall tumbling into the Housatonic River.
It’s beautiful just from the base, but take the paved path leading up to the top for an abundance of breathtaking views.
A quarter mile trail, short yet steep, follows the falls and has many viewing platforms along the way.
Towards the top of the trail may be my favorite view, a narrow chute skirts down and feeds into a small pool, what an interesting display!
Stay awhile to picnic or BBQ, lay out a towel, play some Frisbee, and keep your eyes open for bald eagles!
Just as we were leaving it soared onto the scene, making our day just a tad more special. Though the park is small it surely packs a punch, a treasured gem in the northwest corner of Connecticut.