Nonnewaug Falls


Nonnewaug Falls, also known as Leever Falls, is a spectacular waterfall located in Woodbury, Connecticut. It is often considered one of the most photogenic waterfalls in the state. The waterfall has a total height of 20 feet and it can be found along East Nonnewaug River. The river flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although the waterfall watershed is very seasonal, it can be fun to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of a horsetail and plunge. 

Accessing the waterfall is pretty easy and just requires a short hike. The waterfall is located in the Leever Preserve which features a small well-marked trail system. Visitors can park at the end of Falls Road in Bethlehem right at the entrance to the preserve. The hike to the waterfall is 0.42 miles one-way. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs on leashes are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of the Leever Preserve. 

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 20 feet
  • Type: Horsetail and plunge
  • Water Source: East Nonnewaug River
  • Swimming: Not allowed and not possible


  • Park: Leever Preserve
  • Address: Falls Road
  • Town: Woodbury
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: 41.6088481, -73.1665336
  • Parking Notes: Parking for the Leever Preserve is located at the end of Falls Road in Bethlehem, CT. From the parking area, the waterfall can be accessed via a 0.42 mile one-way trail.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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