Falls at Sheepskin Hollow Preserve


The Falls at Sheepskin Hollow Preserve is a beautiful waterfall located in East Haddam, Connecticut. Sheepskin Hollow Preserve is a wonderful park owned and maintained by the East Haddam Land Trust. The preserve is home to wonderful trails, flowing brooks, massive boulders, a small pond, wooden bridges, and lovely waterfalls. The Falls at Sheepskin Hollow Preserve is one of the highlights of the park. It is accessible via a short 0.3 mile one-way hike.

The waterfall drops a total of 35 feet and the main section of the waterfall is about 10 feet tall. It consists of a punchbowl, horsetails, cascades, and slides. Visitors can walk along the waterfall and get close-up views, but be careful of the slippery rocks. Roaring Brook flows into the waterfall and it typically flows the hardest during the springtime when the snow is melting. It is also powerful after heavy rainstorms. 

Be sure to also visit the Falls on Roaring Brook Number 2 which are located in the same park and just a short walk away.


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 35-foot total drop (main falls are about 10 feet)
  • Type: Punchbowl, horsetails, cascades, and slides
  • Water Source: Roaring Brook
  • Swimming: Not possible


  • Park: Sheepskin Hollow Preserve
  • Address: Sheepskin Hollow Road
  • Town: East Haddam
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: Lat 41.461552 Lng -72.374236
  • Parking Notes: There is a small dirt parking lot located near the end of Sheepskin Hollow Preserve. The parking area is well-marked and can hold about 4-5 cars. The trailhead to the waterfall begins right from the parking lot. Parking is free at Sheepskin Hollow Preserve.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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