Sunday, June 22, 2008

Roaring Brook Falls

About an hour northeast is the delightfully quaint town of Cheshire, home to the 2nd largest waterfall in Connecticut - Roaring Brook Falls.

By lovely coincidence it's also 10 minutes away from our favorite steamed cheeseburger joint - Ted's Restaurant



The picture above just cannot do justice to this mouth-watering, sauteed onions, rich, fresh slab of mozzarella, homemade bread...




Anyway...we grabbed lunch and headed to the falls.

This place was next to impossible to find. If you decide to go, call me first and I'll give you better directions. It's at the end of the most residential street you can imagine - with no signs, no information - nothing to designate that you are approaching CT 2nd biggest waterfall. And apparently the people living on the street aren't very happy either when you find the park (probably explains the lack of signs).



The falls is about 1 mile up the trail. Beautiful trail! - and it was perfect, non-humidity weather. 2 little bridges, a few hills, and lots of walking sticks available for those young enthusiasts who are crazy about BIG sticks.





And as for the falls itself. Well....meh....not such a great view.



Yep - that's it. Buried beneath the trees, off that steep ridge. Not too impressive. But when you've already seen Connecticut's LARGEST waterfall the previous summer, it's hard to be amazed anymore.

Fortunately, we still had a really fun time. The hike was relaxingly pleasant. And we finished off another Connecticut summer afternoon with a stop at Cheshire's famous sweet Sweet Claude's...





9 comments:

Amanda said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I love day trips - I'll have to check it out sometime.

Meredith said...

So fun! Even if the waterfall wasn't what you expected, sounds like a great day.

Chad and Sara said...

That town looks so neat and I want to try one of those cheeseburger!! That looks so good!

Staci said...

What's a STEAMED hamburger?

Also, there's nothing in St. George that has anything like the character of the place you live. It almost hurts to see the pictures.

Britt said...

And I thought Bridal Veil Falls were small.

leadatortilla said...

I love the picture of Andrew with the ice cream - he looks so much like his father in that pic! hee, hee Why didn't we get this amazing cheese burger?? Guess we'll have to come again next summer.

davidkmckinnon said...

I think I saw that hamburger place on the Food Network. It looked really good. Is it the same place?

Amber said...

Looks like lots of fun. Also, I love that you love Homer. It made me laugh just looking at that picture and thinking of you laughing at it.

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh! That lady has the Look!