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Southford Falls State Park, Oxford

#15 of 66 in Nature in Connecticut
Must see · State Park · Park
Southford Falls State Park is a public recreation area covering 126 acres (51 ha) in the towns of Oxford and Southbury, Connecticut. The state park offers fishing, hiking, waterfalls, and a covered bridge over Eight Mile Brook. It is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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  • We visited this park on a weekday with our dog and enjoyed our stay though the falls were close to nonexistent due to the current drought and the day was overcast. Fall has arrived so the leaves had....  more »
  • One only has to walk a couple of feet from the parking lot to see the most beautiful part of this hike— Veering to the right places the multi tiered falls within arms reach, Followed closely by the...  more »
  • The falls and picnic areas are nice. However, the trails are poorly marked. There are 2 big CT regulation signs, but no maps on site. Tried for two days to get to the watchtower, failed both times. There are well worn rails that go off to nowhere, and big trees down across trails forcing bush-hogging. A trail with a sign that points to a watchtower loops back to a group of trees with the word "here" sprayed on them close to where you started. I noted multiple groups that got lost on the 2 days I went. The state map downloaded online was no help. Trails need serious work.
  • Convenient location on state route 188 (Quaker farms road) quarter mile from the intersection with state route 67 (southford road). This is about two miles off of exit 15 or 16 of I_84 (Yankee expressway) and only about 1 mile from Waterbury_oxford airport. The covered bridge was interesting to me, kinda give you the feeling like your going way back in time.

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