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 Day Pond Brook Falls in Salmon River State Forest.
If you have been following my blog, then you already know that if I find a waterfall along my hike, I would post about that waterfall as part of this feature of my blogs. So here we are. About the Day Pond Brook Falls that we came across when we were hiking the Salmon River State Forest. If you want to read about the hike, you can go here.
Salmon River State Forest with 6000 acres of forest land covers several towns in Connecticut – Hebron, Marlborough, Colchester, East Haddam and East Hampton. We did the Salmon River Blue Trail from Colchester part of the state forest.
We began with the Comstock Bridge Trail going through the South Loop of the Blue Trail and continued onto the North Loop. On the way back through the North Loop we came upon the Day Pond Falls Spur Trail. Although the trail did mention that there would be falls there, we didn’t realize how beautiful or big or small they were until we reached them. It was like a surprise a kid finds inside their chocolate. 😛
The Day Pond Falls Spur Trail is a 0.2 mile offshoot trail that takes you to the first level of the waterfall. From there you climb down another 0.05 mile to get to the second level and another 0.05 mile or little over that you can get to the third level of the waterfall. I am sure there might be another level to it, but we stopped at the first two levels.
When we started it was a light drizzle of rain, and hoped it would go away. However, as the hike went the rain poured and we finished the entire hike in pouring rain, drenched and cold. It was super fun doing a hike in rain too; a first time for me.
Good thing we took a detour to the falls. Not only we got to see the beautiful waterfalls but also glimpse of blue heron (I think that is what it was)!
Worth the wet rainy hike when you get to see gorgeous Mother Nature in action and pure magic.