3.3 acres in Middletown, CT
Parking: Shoulder parking near 344 Miner St Middletown, CT
Nature and civilization clash at Westfield Falls. What should be a secluded gem is bordered by I-91, a manufacturing plant, and a golf course. The trap rock surroundings are riddled with graffiti and the paths are littered with trash.
Thankfully all it takes is a bit of narrowed focus to appreciate this waterfall. Split into two (or sometimes 3) sections Fall Brook descends at strange angles to a horsetail on the left and a plunge on the right. The two rejoin downstream which creates a great area to wander and explore. The established paths are to the top and bottom of the falls, which seems to be enough for most.
There isn’t a lot of hope for what should be a charming gorge. It is drowned out by traffic and hemmed in on all sides. Despite this, it’s still highly recommended by everyone who visits, but I think all would agree we haven’t done it justice.
Waterfalls of New England – Westfield Falls
Steve at CTMQ – Westfield Falls