Wadsworth Big Falls, in Middletown, Connecticut, is one of the highest volume undammed waterfalls in Connecticut. The waterfall drops about 25 feet in a unique block formation considering it is wider than it is tall. It often features a strong flow but is most powerful during the spring when snow is melting and also after rainstorms. That said, the falls are worth seeking out all year round!
Accessing the waterfall is extremely easy. The waterfall is located in the Wadsworth Falls State Park which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park along Cherry Hill Road and then walk a few hundred feet down to the falls. There is a large ramp followed by a short dirt path. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a spot to reconnect with nature. Dogs are also allowed to explore the waterfall!
There is plenty more to do nearby! The Wadsworth Falls State Park is 285 acres in total and offers trail hiking, picnic areas, fishing, and more. Waterfall lovers often check out Wadsworth Little Falls too, but it is not nearly as photogenic as the big falls.
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- Height: 25 feet
- Type: Block
- Water source: Coginchaug River
- Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible
Wadsworth Big Falls Location
- Park: Wadsworth Falls State Park
- Address: 25 Cherry Hill Rd
- Town: Middletown
- State: Connecticut
- GPS: Lat 41.52635 Lng -72.69576
- Parking Notes: There is a paved parking lot located just off Cherry Hill Rd. The parking area is only a few hundred feet from the waterfall. Parking is free for cars with Connecticut licenses plate, but visitors from other states are asked to pay online for parking.
- Parking Directions: HERE
- Location Directions: HERE