Chasing Waterfalls: Man-made Waterfall at Chatfield Hollow State Park

For all the posts in the Chasing Waterfalls Series, go here.

Prologue: Inspired by the 2021 Hallmark romantic movie Chasing Waterfalls started my own blog, featuring the local waterfalls in the State of Connecticut where I live, and also may be any waterfalls that I might come across in my trips around America and the World. The film was released in July, as part of their “Spring Fling” lineup. The lead actress, Cindy Busby, plays the part of Amy Atwater, a photo journalist who goes to a remote town to find a mythical waterfall. Her co-star Christopher Russell, plays the part of Mark North, the guide at the lodge where she stays in while visiting the town.

Now I am chasing these majestic and gorgeous waterfalls. Next up is this man-made Waterfall that I came across during one of my recent hikes at Chatfield Hollow State Park. For the actual post about the hike, check here. However, this post is about the waterfall.

Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, Connecticut, is a medley of ponds (Chatfield Brook, Schreeder Pond and Mill Pond), picnic areas, fishing and ample number of hiking trails – both paved and natural rocky terrain paved roads.

Usually where there is a brook, there would be a waterfall, even if it is just a tiny one. However, here we got to see this gorgeous horse-shoe shaped waterfall formed by the overflow of one of the ponds (I forgot to find the name of the pond the falls were around).

Obviously the wall is man-made as the steps indicate. This reminded me of deep wells in India with steps for people to walk down to the water. Here though the overflow water falls on these steps creating frothy bubbles and pleasant mist.

The water flows from underneath the bridge and becomes a simple trail of brook, Chatfield Brook, that smoothly runs from there on over a rocky terrain.

Don’t forget to see the Lily Pads scattered all over the pond, and on the edge of the waterfall as well. Prettily placed around the edges gives dimension to the waterfall too.

Although man-made it still made a petty sight for us on a hike that turned out to be a little more strenuous than we expected.

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