Middletown CT United States 06457
Wadsworth Falls State Park, or simply Wadsworth Falls, is a public recreation and preserved natural area located on the Coginchaug River in the towns of Middletown and Middlefield, Connecticut. The state park's offer trails for hiking and mountain biking, pond and stream fishing, swimming, and picnicking facilities. It is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.HistoryThe falls are named after noted academic and linguist Clarence C. Wadsworth, a colonel in the New York National Guard who owned the property where the park now exists. After settling in Middletown, Connecticut, he worked for 45 years to preserve Wadsworth Falls In his will he established the Rockfall Corporation, which is tasked with protecting the land, plants, and animals on his estate. In 1942, were given to the State of Connecticut to become Wadsworth Falls State Park.FeaturesThe fallsWadsworth Falls is 30 feet high, with 52 feet of water trickling over sandstone along the trail. The falls may be reached by car, with parking on Cherry Hill Road, or by hiking approximately from the main entrance on Route 157. The mansionThe Long Hill Estate mansion once belonging to Clarence C. Wadsworth is adjacent to the park, near. The restored mansion is owned by city of Middletown and is used as a reception hall. It may be reached from the park grounds by way of the purple-blazed hiking trail and has walking trails around its grounds.