Explore Chapman Falls in Devil's Hopyard SP

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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. 

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Solid Hike

Vista Trail provides a nice view in addition to the initial waterfall.

Cool Experience

Got to swim in the waterfall which was cool, has a bunch of little pools that are all pretty accessible

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