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Roaring Brook Park

Cheshire Town Park and Naugatuck State Forest

75 acres in Cheshire, CT

Parking: Couple spaces and shoulder parking near 827 Roaring Brook Rd Cheshire, CT

Trail Map


The site of the second tallest and tallest single drop (80ft) Roaring Brook Falls is the main attraction.  The trail distance is unknown at this time.  After hiking off the end of Roaring Brook Rd you will pass an overgrown pond, picnic area, and tennis courts before rejoining nature.  The trail just misses a giant chimney in the woods and quickly ascend to the first overlook of the falls.  A deep ravine winds up to the falls and is more fun to follow than the trail along the side.  The ravine also provides the best view of the falls and the full roar.  The trail continues west past the falls until it meets up with the blue-blaze Quinnipiac Trail.

History:

Preserved on December 7, 1978.  From the Cheshire Land Trust site, “Arrowheads tell of early men who hunted the woodlands and fished the watercourse of what came to be known as Roaring Brook on West Mountain (southern extension of Peck Mountain) in Cheshire. Foundation stones tell of an old mill powered by the falling water of this stream. Tumble-down rock walls tell of early farmers. Cedar stumps tell of former pastures now overgrown with encroached forest. Earlier Cheshire residents could tell of coaches and buggies that brought holiday visitors to view the impressive 80-foot, aptly named, cascades that in flood can be heard a mile away.”


Links:

Peter Marteka – An Undulating Journey To The State’s Highest Falls

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.

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The site of the second tallest and tallest single drop (80ft) Roaring Brook Falls is the main attraction.  The trail distance is unknown at this time.  After hiking off the end of Roaring Brook Rd you will pass an overgrown pond, picnic area, and tennis courts before rejoining nature.  The trail just misses a giant chimney in the woods and quickly ascend to the first overlook of the falls.  A deep ravine winds up to the falls and is more fun to follow than the trail along the side.  The ravine also provides the best view of the falls and the full roar.  The trail continues west past the falls until it meets up with the blue-blaze Quinnipiac Trail.

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Preserved on December 7, 1978.  From the Cheshire Land Trust site, “Arrowheads tell of early men who hunted the woodlands and fished the watercourse of what came to be known as Roaring Brook on West Mountain (southern extension of Peck Mountain) in Cheshire. Foundation stones tell of an old mill powered by the falling water of this stream. Tumble-down rock walls tell of early farmers. Cedar stumps tell of former pastures now overgrown with encroached forest. Earlier Cheshire residents could tell of coaches and buggies that brought holiday visitors to view the impressive 80-foot, aptly named, cascades that in flood can be heard a mile away.”


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Trail Map


The site of the second tallest and tallest single drop (80ft) Roaring Brook Falls is the main attraction.  The trail distance is unknown at this time.  After hiking off the end of Roaring Brook Rd you will pass an overgrown pond, picnic area, and tennis courts before rejoining nature.  The trail just misses a giant chimney in the woods and quickly ascend to the first overlook of the falls.  A deep ravine winds up to the falls and is more fun to follow than the trail along the side.  The ravine also provides the best view of the falls and the full roar.  The trail continues west past the falls until it meets up with the blue-blaze Quinnipiac Trail.

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Preserved on December 7, 1978.  From the Cheshire Land Trust site, “Arrowheads tell of early men who hunted the woodlands and fished the watercourse of what came to be known as Roaring Brook on West Mountain (southern extension of Peck Mountain) in Cheshire. Foundation stones tell of an old mill powered by the falling water of this stream. Tumble-down rock walls tell of early farmers. Cedar stumps tell of former pastures now overgrown with encroached forest. Earlier Cheshire residents could tell of coaches and buggies that brought holiday visitors to view the impressive 80-foot, aptly named, cascades that in flood can be heard a mile away.”


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Peter Marteka – An Undulating Journey To The State’s Highest Falls

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.

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Trail Map


The site of the second tallest and tallest single drop (80ft) Roaring Brook Falls is the main attraction.  The trail distance is unknown at this time.  After hiking off the end of Roaring Brook Rd you will pass an overgrown pond, picnic area, and tennis courts before rejoining nature.  The trail just misses a giant chimney in the woods and quickly ascend to the first overlook of the falls.  A deep ravine winds up to the falls and is more fun to follow than the trail along the side.  The ravine also provides the best view of the falls and the full roar.  The trail continues west past the falls until it meets up with the blue-blaze Quinnipiac Trail.

History:

Preserved on December 7, 1978.  From the Cheshire Land Trust site, “Arrowheads tell of early men who hunted the woodlands and fished the watercourse of what came to be known as Roaring Brook on West Mountain (southern extension of Peck Mountain) in Cheshire. Foundation stones tell of an old mill powered by the falling water of this stream. Tumble-down rock walls tell of early farmers. Cedar stumps tell of former pastures now overgrown with encroached forest. Earlier Cheshire residents could tell of coaches and buggies that brought holiday visitors to view the impressive 80-foot, aptly named, cascades that in flood can be heard a mile away.”


Links:

Peter Marteka – An Undulating Journey To The State’s Highest Falls

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.