Kent Falls State Park
Kent Falls State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom849 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy access off road to base of falls, lots of viewpoint non steps up
    Easy to pull off highway to large car park adjacent to the falls. Well maintained pathways take you up the falls with lots of viewing points. Well worth the trek for the views. Car park is now chargeable for out of state travellers like us (was not on first visit 5 years ago) however you need a good phone signal to make payment, so we could not, so no idea how much it should cost to park here now
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Kay D
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful waterfall and trees
    The best place we visited on our 1300 mile road trip around New England in the Fall. Some stunningly beautiful tree colour. Possibly helped by a bright blue sky, but the waterfall here just keeps on giving. The waterfall can be seen from the car park and there is an excellent very accessible pathway to the base of the falls, but if able, as you climb up the steps to the side of the fall, new levels of the waterfall just keep appearing. Very pretty surroundings and nice walking in the woodland itself. We also visited the town of Kent. Had a lovely lunch and met some very friendly folk.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 22, 2023
  • svan1
    127 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kent falls state park
    This is a nice park with picnic area And a waterfall. When we went, the public restrooms were closed, but there were porta potties available The park was comfortable, although the lot was mostly full as there were a lot of visitors that day. Nice for nature. Visitors were of all age groups and diversity. The town of Kent is not far away and has some restaurants and cute shops.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2024
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Mobile768424
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Not a large enough park to warrant the ride from out of state (NY) and you will get charged $15 for not being local. I believe they use the money to pay the park attendants, mostly seniors and teens who are everywhere enforcing the rules. If you don't get there early, at least 11:00 AM, they close the parking lot and you've made the trip for nothing.
Written October 10, 2020
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Tyler N
Red Bank, NJ26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Biggest tip I can give - if you are going to view the waterfall and take photos - check about drought years. I planned a big trip around this location and although I see the possibilities it offered, I was highly disappointed that the water was basically trickling down the falls.

I did walk ALL the way to the top (and yes, it's not for faint of heart, very STEEP, although only about a quarter mile up.

The parking attendant leaves at 4pm (at least she did this day) and she explained, because we had no cash to pay the 15 dollar fee, to come back and pay it online before midnight. Which we did and so with the $2 service fee we paid $17 to see a TRICKLE of water.

**But like I said, it has potential indeed. A cute little covered bridge, lots of space to run around and explore the trails and water falls and take photos if the water was actually there.
Written September 27, 2020
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Robert K
Hyde Park, NY6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Nice waterfall and a good spot for a picnic. However, if you are from out of state, you need to register to pay a $12 parking fee. That is not as simple as it says. You have to go through a service and wait on the phone or text them to make the payment. While staff senses the problem, they inndicate fthat the state does not want to provide the necessary harware to collect the fees on site. This takes away from the visit for non-Connecticut citizens. It is, at best, just an average setting anyway, so out of staters should perhaps pass on this one. There are many other better sites in NYS and around Connecticut.
Written October 16, 2020
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Easy to pull off highway to large car park adjacent to the falls. Well maintained pathways take you up the falls with lots of viewing points. Well worth the trek for the views.
Car park is now chargeable for out of state travellers like us (was not on first visit 5 years ago) however you need a good phone signal to make payment, so we could not, so no idea how much it should cost to park here now
Written October 16, 2023
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA22,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We normally head for Vermont and New Hampshire this time of year, but it did not work out. As an alternative we headed instead to Northwest Connecticut. This late in October it was no less spectacular then its northern counterparts. Kent Falls State Park seems to encompass all New England has to offer in the fall. The ride there on back country roads was stunning with fall colors just slightly past peak. While the park is not that large, there is no shortage of activities. The center of attention are the five falls and the trail up to the top. The trail is steep and a bit strenuous and is not for anyone with mobility or breathing issues. As you ascend there are several observation platforms allowing for better views of the falls. In addition there is a large green with benches and picnic tables,as well as a covered bridge over Kent Falls Brook, perfect for photo ops. There are bathrooms, and plenty of parking to the amount of $12 for those visiting from out of state. It is enforced! A great way to spend an afternoon.
Written October 22, 2020
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Sammwolf
Danbury, CT140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We happened upon the falls when passing by on our way to Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall. We stopped on our way back and hiked up to the top of the trail. It’s gorgeous, but some of the wire railings were in disrepair and despite the warning signs everywhere, lots of people went to the top of the falls, where there was no railing.
Written February 24, 2020
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kerrih442018
Selkirk, NY586 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
This was a bit lack luster for me. Especially with the number of people who totally disregarded the sign that says ‘no public access’ and we’re climbing all over the falls. There were no staff manning the gate, so the one upside is no fee to get in.
Written August 16, 2021
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svan1
Westchester127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is a nice park with picnic area And a waterfall. When we went, the public restrooms were closed, but there were porta potties available The park was comfortable, although the lot was mostly full as there were a lot of visitors that day. Nice for nature. Visitors were of all age groups and diversity. The town of Kent is not far away and has some restaurants and cute shops.
Written May 26, 2024
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barrosak
Highland Park, NJ219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Park itself is meticulous , & is a delight to all of the senses . A great way to get back to nature & feel at one with it . Climbed up on stone steps , some quite steep , with railing occasionally. At top took a dirt walking path down the other side . In some ways easier but sometimes a bit challenging / uneven . 7000 steps later we returned to the parking lot exhausted , but happy .
Written July 4, 2021
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Don H
Stratford, CT191 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My buddy and I wanted to do a leisurely day with some sightseeing and light hiking. Along with Kent Falls Park, we visited Bulls Bridge and the falls. Easy access, beautiful scenery. It's an easy but sometime steep walk along the little river up to the top of the falls. It's paved, but there are many steps.
I brought my dog. There were families, couples and small groups. We decided to descend on the north side of the river which I had never done before. It's less steep and more in the forest, just a little longer trail than on the way up.
Written November 1, 2022
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