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“Picture Worthy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Kent
Certificate of Excellence
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Halifax, Canada
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107 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Picture Worthy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Pros: Large open grassy areas, beautiful falls, good hiking trail

Cons: Didn't notice washroom facilities, could be more parking for the popularity of the park

Arriving at the park near the beginning of September sure sounds to have paid off. I have glanced at a few other reviews of the park and many have made the comment about the parking lot being full and them being turned away - glad that wasn't the case for me. I found that there was a lot of parking spaces, but after visiting I can see why this place fills up fast. It really is worth the visit.

If, and when, you find a parking spot you are immediately greeted by a very large open green grassy field. There were many families having picnics and playing frisbee in the area. I actually enjoyed seeing the park being used. There were picnic tables as well as grills all throughout the grassy area. There is a small stream dividing the parking lot from the park which you cross via a covered bridge at one end, or an open air bridge at the other. Very nice aesthetically.

The falls themselves are not overly big, but very beautiful. There are several landings to this waterfall, as compared to one long fall. It gives it more depth for sure. The park is set up so you can go right to the base of the falls allowing for excellent picture opportunities.

There is a path that does up the side of the falls allowing guests to follow the fall up to the top. Since there are a series of small falls that make up Kent Falls, I would recommend taking the walk up. There are stairs and if I recall a paved bath for people with differing needs - however it would be difficult if you were not able to hike up yourself.

Visited September 2013
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Old Saybrook
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Cascade of Falls Plus Hiking and Picnic-ing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is one of our favorite state parks -- a small but attractive park. At the bottom of the falls is a large area for playing frisbee or touch football or softball. Picnic tables are nicely spaced around the area, and toilet facilities are available. There is a walk-thru covered bridge which is great as a photo site. (By the way, two covered bridges for cars can be found some miles north of the park.) The falls are at the rear of the park and are a sequence of small/medium water falls coming down a relatively high and steep hill. There is a climbing/hiking trail going up along side the cascades. The water spray and sound is a pleasant experience. We highly recommend a visit.

Visited August 2013
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South Carolina
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Scenic Kent Falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

A series of small water falls for a total drop of 250 feet over a quarter of a mile. The quantity of water is not large, but the falls are beautiful and one can walk right up to them.

Visited June 2014
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice hike with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's a good place to hike with small children, not too strenuous and long. I plan use the available grills and make a day of it on my next visit.

Visited May 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very nice day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful setting in the hills. Wonderful open areas as well. Scenery is breathtaking and the trails are great. Nice way to spend a sunny late spring afternoon .

Visited May 2014
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