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Tim has been interested in photography for many years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's in Environmental Science. Writing nature articles allows him to combine his interest in photography and nature into one medium.

Roaring Brook Falls

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Roaring Brook Falls in Cheshire Connecticut

Roaring Brook Falls in Cheshire Connecticut

On Friday, I hiked up to Roaring Brook Falls in Cheshire, Connecticut.  This waterfall, owned by the Cheshire Land Trust, has the largest vertical drop in Connecticut at about 80 feet.  For a Connecticut waterfall, it is very impressive in person.  However, I was a little disappointed in the ability to photography it – there just isn’t too many angles you can get it from because of a large gorge below the falls and there’s lots of vegetation (I think it would be tough to photo in summer because of the vegetation).  I guess it would be possible to somehow transverse up the gorge, but I think it would be very, very dangerous.

Speaking of danger, all waterfalls can be dangerous because of vertical falls, slippery conditions, etc., but I would place Roaring Brook Falls as one of the most dangerous that I’ve been to in Connecticut.  The trail starts out very gentle, but soon becomes very steep (although not for very long) and with all the leaves on the trail, can be slippery.  However, the most dangerous part is close to the falls – there is a huge drop-off along the side of the trail.  If you do fall, I expect it would mean serious injury or death.  Especially be careful with pets and most importantly, children.

Please enjoy the photo, but this is one waterfall that the photo just doesn’t do justice.  It really needs to be seen in person to appreciate.  Just be careful and be prepared for some uphill hiking.


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