Wadsworth Falls State Park and a Drone

Drone Photos of the Connecticut Outdoors


Wadsworth Falls State Park

Links and Helpful Materials:  | Trail Map | Directions to State Park | Directions to Big Falls/Trail Head | CT DEEP Page | Main Page

Wadsworth Falls State Park is a gorgeous place to visit. There is a small beach and swimming area in the main parking section. Short trails from there lead you to a stone-arch bridge, to a giant mountain laurel which happens to be our state flower, and to the "Little falls" which is a series of graceful rivulets. You can also trek to Wadsworth Falls which is about 1.5 miles (one way) and has one of most voluminous flows in the state. It is a spectacular waterfall but for obvious reasons, viewing is usually best during a wet season. The Little Falls will resemble more of a rock outcrop than a waterfall during a dry spell so visit after a heavy rain and it will look spectacular. For some its beauty is greater than the main falls when enough water is flowing. Mountain biking is permitted on the trail. The rock outcrop just left of the main falls features two different sets of basalt flows. For those not wanting to hike there is parking at the main falls as well and the trail head leading to the state park is just up the road past the train tracks if you want to start from there. There is some interesting geology in the park as well but see the link to the CT DEEP page up above for more information about that.

All of the above photos were taken with a DJI Mav 2 Mini except for the last two which were taken with cell phone cameras. It is illegal to launch a drone in CT state parks but nothing disallows you from launching outside the park and flying over. Wadsworth falls is beautiful with or without a drone but it does provide a unique perspective on God's creation and allows you to take photos from otherwise difficult to reach angles. Please be respectful of people's desire to enjoy the sounds of nature which doesn't include listening to propellors buzzing over their heads!

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made..." -- Romans 1:20