Connecticut’s 10 Highest Waterfalls Last Updated: September 2021
1| Kent Falls, Kent.
One of Connecticut’s great natural attractions, Kent Falls drops in stages that amount to 250 feet over a quarter-mile stretch. It is located within Kent Falls State Park, which features nearby grassy areas and picnic tables.
2| Roaring Brook Falls, Cheshire.
Located on land owned and maintained by the Town of Cheshire, this waterfall features an 80-foot drop and is spectacular after a heavy rain.
3| Mount Carmel Spring Falls, Hamden.
Located within Sleeping Giant State Park, this fall of 76 feet comes to life in spring or during a rainy period.
4| Great Falls, Falls Village.
This is a waterfall so mighty, the surrounding town was named after it. These days, the volume depends upon the release of water from an upriver dam (or a heavy rainfall).
5| Buttermilk Falls, Plymouth.
Truly a hidden gem, Buttermilk Falls is a lovely extended waterfall located in a hemlock glade owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy. The blue-blazed Mattatuck Trail runs alongside.
6| Wadsworth Little Falls, Middlefield.
This is a 52-foot stepped drop through surrounding Wadsworth Falls State Park with nearby hiking trails for easy access.
7| Dean’s Ravine Falls, Canaan.
As with most Connecticut falls, the best time for viewing is after a heavy rain or during spring snow melt-off.
8| Stair Brook Falls, North Branford.
This fall is not far from the blue-blazed Mattabesett Trail.
9| Burr Falls, Torrington.
These falls, featuring a drop of 43 feet, are located within Burr Pond State Park, making them a nice added feature for an outing, hike or picnic.
10| Yantic Falls, Norwich.
These high and wide falls in downtown Norwich are also known as Indian Leap Falls after a legend in which warring tribes battled to their deaths here.
To this list, we must add one of our own: Campbell Falls in Norfolk, which seems to be so secluded that it appears unknown to many. Campbell Falls is located within Campbell Falls State Park Reserve on the Connecticut/Massachusetts border, and, in truth, the 100-foot falls may actually be located just over the line. But it is a spot well worth seeking out, especially on a summer day.