Day Pond Brook Falls


Day Pond Brook Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Day Pond State Park in Colchester, Connecticut. The waterfall drops 40 feet in total, with the tallest single drop being about 10 feet. The waterfall is powered by Day Pond Brook which flows through the waterfalls gorgeous plunges, cascades, and horsetails. The brook flows hardest after rainy day and during the spring when snow is melting. That said, it is a wonderful waterfall to visit year-round.

There are several different hiking routes that bring explorers to Day Pond Brook Falls. The shortest and easiest route is by walking along Day Pond Road for about 0.85 miles to the waterfall. This section of the road is closed off to vehicles and is only used by emergency vehicles. This means the route is relatively flat and wide. Eventually, hikers will get to the waterfall area where there is a short spur trail around it.


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 40 foot total drop (tallest single drop is 10 feet)
  • Type: Plunges, cascades, and horsetails
  • Water Source: Day Pond Brook
  • Swimming: Not good


  • Park: Day Pond State Park
  • Address: Day Pond Road
  • Town: Colchester
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: Lat 41.563056 Lng -72.436111
  • Parking Notes: There are several different parking area at Day Pond State Park that can hold well over 100 cars. There is no fee to park at Day Pond State Park.¬†¬†
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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