Explore Chapman Falls in Devil's Hopyard SP

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Added by David Gallo

Small effort, big reward. A few minute hike to one of my favorite waterfalls and hangout spots in Connecticut. 

If you map to Chapman Falls in East Haddam, CT, you will be brought to a parking lot opposite from the waterfall in Devil's Hopyard, a beautiful Connecticut state park. Once there, it's only a few minute walk down a very clear trail to the base of the 60 foot falls. There's plenty of room to set up a hammock and have a picnic, especially the upper portion of the falls. The best part of these falls for me is how accessible they are for swimming. On a hot summer day nothing is better than submerging yourself in the rushing waters of a cool waterfall. You can even go behind the water curtain and hangout for a bit. If you and your friends or family (all ages can easily access the falls) are looking for a fun mini-adventure with minimal effort to hangout and chill for a few hours, this is definitely recommended for you!

Aside from the falls, Devil's Hopyard offers miles of trails, birding, fishing, and a campground. 

Pack List

  • Friends
  • Camera (and tripod)
  • Bathing suit 
  • Bug spray
  • Sunblock
  • Food 
  • Hammock
  • Good vibes!
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Swimming Hole
Waterfall

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Added by David Gallo

21. Photographer. Vegan. Good vibes. Explore my page and links for more.

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