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One of the best things about waterfalls in Connecticut is how easy they are to reach. Often located just off the trail — sometimes even just off the road — Connecticut's waterfalls make for refreshing spots to enjoy some great hiking. We've also included some suggestions for other nearby hiking (including some dog-friendly hiking trails!), scenic picnic spots and nearby swimming holes around waterfalls in CT.
Featuring: Burr Pond State Park | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | City of Shelton | Enders State Forest | Kent Falls State Park | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Cheshire | Town of East Haddam | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Wadsworth Falls State Park
Connecticut’s coastline isn’t our only waterfront claim to fame. Across the state, there are over 3,000 beautiful lakes, ponds and reservoirs that offer all kinds of water activities. See where you can take a swim, go out on the boat, fish, kayak, picnic, hike, camp and so much more. And don't miss all the great restaurants, hotels and B&Bs nearby.
Featuring: Bantam Lake | Bashan Lake Mansion | Burr Pond State Park | Candlewood Lake Town Park | Club Getaway | Hopkins Inn | Indianfield Campgrounds | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Kettletown State Park | Lake McDonough | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake Williams Campground | Lake Wintergreen | Laurel Island Cottages | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Odetah Camping Resort | Oxoboxo Lake Cottage | Squantz Pond State Park | Town of Bolton | Town of Bridgewater | Town of Coventry | Town of Griswold | Town of Middlefield | Wilderness Lake Campground & RV Resort
Sure, summer is a beach thing, but when looking to avoid the heavy crowds, visiting one of Connecticut’s swimming holes allows for just as much fun — whether it’s a refreshing dip after a picnic lunch, a relaxing afternoon tanning by the rock bed, or for adrenaline junkies, jumping off high boulders or tubing on the rapids. Here is a list of some of the best swimming holes the state has to offer:
Featuring: Burr Pond State Park | Chatfield Hollow State Park | Gardner Lake State Park | Gay City State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Mount Tom State Park | Mount Tom State Park
Overview: August in Connecticut is the perfect time for fresh New England lobster. So we asked our friends at CTEatsOut to share their favorite places for lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster bisque … plus clams, oysters and more!
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bantam Lake | Bashan Lake Mansion | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Bruce Museum | Burr Pond State Park | By the Lake Lodge | Candlewood Lake Town Park | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Clam Castle | Connecticut Art Trail | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Escape 101 | Florence Griswold Museum | Ford's Lobsters | Hopkins Inn | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Indianfield Campgrounds | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake McDonough | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park Campground | Lake Williams Campground | Lake Wintergreen | Laurel Island Cottages | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | Oxoboxo Lake Cottage | Oyster Club | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Squantz Pond State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Place | Town of Simsbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wangumbaug Lake | Wilderness Lake Campground & RV Resort | Yale Center for British Art
Overview: After the winter thaw, waterfalls across Connecticut are ready to start their springtime show. Pack a lunch and visit some of the state’s most beautiful falls with a short walk, a long hike, or in some cases, even a paddle.
Featuring: Burr Pond State Park | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | City of Norwich | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Enders State Forest | Indian Well State Park | Kent Falls State Park | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Wadsworth Falls State Park
Weekly radio and online spot highlighting things to do and see in Connecticut.
Published Date: 2019-04-16
Featuring: Burr Pond State Park | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Kent Falls State Park | Town of Falls Village (Canaan)
Online article highlighting state parks that are fun for kids.
Published Date: 2019-04-22
Featuring: Bigelow Hollow State Park | Burr Pond State Park | Collis P. Huntington State Park | Dinosaur State Park | Fort Trumbull State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Harkness Memorial State Park | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Sherwood Island State Park | Sleeping Giant State Park | Talcott Mountain State Park | Topsmead State Forest | Wadsworth Falls State Park