Michael McAndrews / Hartford Courant
July 9, 2014
At the end of Roaring Brook Road, a residential neighborhood off Mountain Road in Cheshire, a trail begins that leads to Roaring Brook Falls.
Tennis courts and a picnic area near the entrance are privately owned by the Roaring Brook Association and not for public use. But the trail isn't off-limits and leads visitors to one of the state's most impressive waterfalls, Coleman said.
The falls' 80-foot drop, according to Courant outdoors columnist Peter Marteka, puts it at the top of the list of Connecticut's tallest waterfalls.
Coleman said Roaring Brook is the closest waterfall Connecticut has to rivaling larger falls across the country.
"Some people have visions of waterfalls with 300-foot drops and when they see the waterfalls in Connecticut at about 20 feet, they think, 'That's a waterfall?' Roaring Brook lives up to the expectation of what people see out West," he said.
The trail to the falls is steep in some places and downed trees currently cover parts of the red trail.
"If people can get there, it's really something worthwhile to see," Coleman said.
To see the waterfall, it will require a half-mile hike that can be reached by parking at:
Roaring Brook Road, Cheshire, CT, 06411