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Kent Falls State Park, Kent

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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Driving down Route 7 when we saw signs for Kent Falls SP. Pulled in to parking lot then a short walk through a covered bridge to the multi leveled water falls feeding into a tributary feeding the Hous...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Recently made an impromptu stop here while in the area (I was staying at the cornwall inn just up the road). The falls are easily accessible from the parking lot along a paved path - a nice feature as...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    From the rave reviews, I was expecting some spectacular falls. The falls were a trickle. The park is large and very family friendly. The small hike to view the falls is not strenuous but it offers you...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Love this place. Beautiful waterfall, awesome trail, many picnic tables and grilling spots. Public restroom and ample parking. The ride to the fall is also very scenic. Overall a great place to spend a day.
  • June 27, 2017
    Loved it... the whole family did... even the littlest member ... great place for an easy hike... very clean and clearly marked trails... highly recommend even on a hot day because it's all shaded
  • June 28, 2017
    Beautiful falls and a nice area for a picnic. The picnic tables are old and falling apart so you're better off with a blanket or a couple of chairs. The hike around the falls is beautiful.
  • July 5, 2017
    This place is great for extremely short hikes which benefits parents that want to bring their kids. There are picnic tables available for snacks and lunch breaks. The waterfall is very pleasant!
  • June 14, 2017
    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.

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