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Ender’s Falls

Ender’s State Forest lies predominantly in the town of Granby. It is part of thousands of acres of dedicated open space in the area. Enders State Forest began as a 1,500-acre gift to the people of the state of Connecticut by the Enders family. The property is now nearly 2,100 acres in size.

At just over 1,100 feet above sea level, wetlands combine with the hilly terrain to give rise to many streams. The full tree canopy over the trails frequently yields damp and sometimes slippery conditions of the forest floor and trails. It is these streams, combined with the forest’s hilliness and bedrock outcrops, which offer a variety of cascades, low waterfalls, and plunge pools. When entering the park, go to the left to see the waterfalls. A trail marked with pinkish-purple-colored blazes will lead hikers to a view of the waterfalls. The path is approximately three-quarters of a mile long.

Ender’s Falls is a collection of five diverse waterfalls, cascades, plunges, slides, and horsetails, all within a half-mile of each other. The change in elevation from the trailhead to the lowest fall is only about 150 ft, and the tallest waterfall is approximately 30 ft. The best times to visit the falls are after a rainfall or in early spring when the snow and ice on the stream are melting, but the rocks by the waterfall can be slippery, especially in the morning or after rain. Fishing and swimming are allowed at the falls.

Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas and on hiking trails.

, State of Connecticut
, State of Connecticut

A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Ender’s Falls

Ender’s Falls is one of the most photographed and breathtaking waterfalls in all of Connecticut if not all of New England.

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