Local Trail Highlight: Campbell Falls State Park Reserve

History:

Campbell Falls State Park Reserve was a gift to the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield Connecticut. The Whiting River, rising in Massachusetts falls nearly 100 feet before entering Connecticut. The park was placed under protection of the two states in 1923 and special laws were passed in 1924 to authorize the cooperation in care and maintenance of the park. [caption id="attachment_1219" align="alignleft" width="204" caption="Campbell Falls"][/caption] Campbell Falls is the most northern state park in Connecticut. The obvious attraction here is the waterfall. Even during times of drought it's real nice but when rains or snow melts are flowing, the falls are spectacular. The Whiting River literally rushes out of the state of Massachusetts and tumbles into Connecticut. A total of 100 feet of water cascades down but the main waterfall is probably in the 50 foot range. This main waterfall section is quite a site to behold when its gushing hard. It's powerful and majestic - you can really feel the power of the water when you're there on a good day. Mist splashes every where it's loud.

Directions:

Follow Route 272 north from Norfolk center. Take a left onto Tobey Hill Road. The park is on the right.

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