Kent Falls State Park. Kent, Connecticut

September 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

FINALLY!, I get to Kent Falls. Kent Falls is an adventure to shoot. The falls are facing the north which means your shooting into the sun. What an experience and just to make it even more of an experience, you get the pleasure of people making it a point to get in your picture!. They gotta be from New York or they are Massholes!

Kent Falls, located in the northeastern section of the town of Kent, is a series of waterfalls on a mountain stream known as Falls Brook. The stream begins in the town of Warren, draining an area of six or seven square miles. It then flows west to the big fall where it plunges approximately 70 feet in a dramatic cascade. From here the stream descends in a series of lesser falls and cascades to the valley, where it enters the Housatonic River some 200 feet below the brink of the big fall only a quarter mile away. Much of the limestone over which the brook flows has been carved into interesting shapes including numerous potholes of all sizes.
The Indian name of this area is "Scatacook" and there is considerable evidence that Native Americans fished and camped by the falls. Later, in colonial times, mills were also present along the brook. caption="Kent Falls State Park"]
Acquisition of the park began in 1919 with the gift of 200 acres by the White Memorial Foundation. Other parcels were donated or purchased until the present 295 acres were acquired. The area was developed in the 1930's by the Civil Works Administration. In the mid nineteen-seventies, considerable trail reconstruction was done by the Youth Conservation Corps of Connecticut. The covered bridge is an authentic reproduction built in 1974 by a park employee, Edmund Palmer.caption="Kent Falls State Park"]
Im thinking about another trip in a couple of weeks.  Its a nice drive.... We'll see...


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