Enders Falls – Temporarily Closed
Parking: Large lot near 173-117 Barkhamsted Rd, West Granby, CT
Trail Map Trails: Less than a mile Rating: ★★★★★
DEEP NOTICE – PARTIAL CLOSURE — May 2020: It is anticipated this area will open later this year. The area of Enders State Forest south of Route 219 (the area of the gorge and waterfalls) is temporarily closed. All public access to this area is prohibited. The remainder of Enders State Forest (north of Route 219) will remain open for recreational purposes. Nearby parks and forests to Enders State Forest include: American Legion and Peoples State Forests in Pleasant Valley, Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, and Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury.
There is a trail from the parking lot that heads along the river in either direction and as with any popular spot trails created by people exploring. The waterfall section has been closed for over a year and a half to “upgrade” the trails here. There is a series of platforms and stone steps to make access safer. I’ll update this page once the falls reopen.
I’m sure there are trails north of the falls section in this massive state forest, but haven’t found any maps or explored possible entry points.
Enders Forest was established in 1970 with a 1,500-acre donation by the children of John and Harriet Enders. A further donation was made in 1981 and the state purchased additional property in 2002.
New England Waterfalls – Enders Falls
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