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Kent Falls State Park, Kent

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Waterfall State Park
Kent Falls State Park is a state park located in the town of Kent, Connecticut within a region of the southern Berkshires known as the Litchfield Hills. It is home to Kent Falls, a series of waterfalls on Falls Brook, a tributary of the Housatonic River. The falls drop in under a quarter mile. The largest cascade drops more than into a reflecting pool, before traveling over the lesser falls. In addition to its scenery, the park offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, and picnicking. The park has a replica of a covered bridge that allows visitors to cross the brook and access the falls.HistoryThe Indian name of the falls is Scatacook, and there is evidence that the area was used by Native Americans for fishing and camping. The falls also had mills along the brook during colonial times. Kent Falls was established as a state park after the land was given as a gift from the White Memorial Foundation to the State of Connecticut.In the 1970s, trail reconstruction was done by the Youth Conservation Corps of America. In 2006, observation platforms were constructed along a trail next to the falls, while at the base of the falls, a terraced observation area paved with native flag stones was created to allow access to a calm water wading pool.
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  • The falls are really nice, and the area provides plenty picnic opportunities. Car parking is free during weekdays.  more »
  • perfect spot for a picnic . The waterfalls are lovely and easily accessible to all. The park have facilities and their are many places to hang out for all ages  more »
  • I like going here in the winter months if the weather is nice. It's free before May, I'm out of state so it's a bit pricey during the summer.  more »
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  • What an awesome and amazing State Park 1/4 Mile of lovely waterfalls that you may hike up to get great exercise. Several picnic tables and grills that you can use to have a wonderful picnic.
  • Great place to camp, has small trails where you can get lost easily. Great place to drive to
  • Nice steep walk, can get really close to the falls. Wheelchair accessible up to the base of the falls but not any higher up the hill.
  • Haven't been there in a few years, but i always enjoyed myself. Nice place to visit. I like the town too.
  • Beautiful. It's steep up to the top was tough but it was worth