For the past three summers, I have worked as a maintainer and crew leader at Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown, CT.
The majority of visitors to the park solely use the park for it's picnic and beach areas, however, the park's true beauty, in my opinion, lies out of sight of these popular weekend get-together destinations. Take a few minutes to hike up the well maintained trails of the park and you will find small streams, such as Laurel Grove Brook, that serve as tributaries to the Coginchaug River. The Coginchaug enters the park from the west where its first interaction with the land is its mighty fall over Big Falls, one of the two main waterfalls after which the park was named. Further into the heart of the trails and the woods that comprise the park's main land area, you will come across the Little Falls. Though the Little Falls may be "little" with regards to the volume of water they receive when compared to the Big Falls, from a height perspective, they tower over the Big Falls. The many rock layers have worn away to form a beautiful series of steps that the cascading water falls over during its careful descent.
In this video, I present to you Wadsworth Falls State Park, as seen through my eyes and my camera lens. I have spent many days here over the past three years enjoying the hidden beauty of this park, and this place that has come to be a home to me, and an amazing home it is! I hope that if you've never been here and have never been able to enjoy this place, that you can get a glimpse of the natural wonders that this park holds.
Music by Keith Kenniff, "Grace"