Chasing Waterfalls: Roaring Brook Falls & Happy Thanksgiving

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 2021, as part of their “Spring Fling” lineup. The lead actress, Cindy Busby, as Amy Atwater, a photo journalist, goes to a remote town to find a mythical waterfall. Her co-star Christopher Russell, as Mark North is her guide on this enchanted trip.

Now I am chasing these majestic and gorgeous waterfalls. Next up is the Roaring Brook Falls in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends. We have a lot to be thankful for this year and lets hope we enjoy this health and happiness for more years to come. This year for Thanksgiving I decided to do a hike chasing one of the waterfalls in Connecticut. And my friend and her daughter joined me in this adventure that took us to Roaring Brook Falls in Cheshire, Connecticut.

This is the second highest waterfalls in Connecticut with an 80-foot drop. This is end of fall so not a lot of water but we could hear it roar long before we saw the falls. Should try once after the rains to get its full on power.

The actual trail – Red Trail – wasn’t that long, but very steep. And with layers of fallen leaves, and rocks and tree roots hidden beneath it made a slightly slippery and scary hike. At one point we were thinking to turn back, but several passing hikers and my friend’s daughter encouraged us to move forward. Slowly and steadily we went up. Good that we continued. It was worth seeing the falls through the bare branches of the trees around.

A little library was posted by the entrance of the trail.

Everywhere the leaves were falling, but this little plant had its wild berries still on. So tenacious!

Along the way we came across this huge chimney – remnants from some ages ago house of someone that must have lived there.

Then we saw this plaque for Thomas P. Pool who was instrumental in making Roaring Brook Falls a natural preservation.

And here is the entire view of the Roaring Brook Falls and the sheer drop into Roaring Brook below This was from a little area before we reach the falls – an area being marked as Rest Area for hikers to sit down and eat. Well, I shared my sandwich with the falls for fun. 😛

I missed this going up, but on the way down came across this tree that was carved from almost middle of its height to the bottom with letters and words. I felt really sad to see the carvings. However, they could be memories for someone too. Trees do endure these hardships for us mere humans.

Finally, here are some of or candid shots of us from the hike. I was pleased to see some footbridges over the Roaring Brook’s little trails. Notice that we were using the fallen branches as our hiking sticks as we forgot ours in the cars. 😛

Our traditional feet photos.

Signing off with the water fall behind me. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year !!

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