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...