While in Connecticut last month, we decided to take a nice hike at Indian Wells State Park. It’s not a rigorous hike but a pleasant hour or two walk around the park. It’s family-friendly, and right along the water with a beach if you want to swim or boat. The hike itself was about 2-3 miles, and we went to the lookout point as well as the waterfalls. A few people were swimming in the waterfall, so I didn’t take many photos as that might have been a little awkward.
If you hike about a mile, you’ll reach a small overlook which was a beautiful spot to relax. We spent a few minutes looking out and then hiked to the “main attraction” of the waterfall.
The free-flowing waterfall has a deep pool at the base that we saw many people jumping into. We did as we weren’t interested in swimming at all. If I were to go swimming in the area, it would probably be at the waterfall because it’s not far from the beach and entrance and a more secluded area.
The hike itself was quiet, and we didn’t see a lot of people throughout the couple hours we were out there. Here are a few photos from the adventure.
The hikes all start with climbing a short but well-maintained series of steps.
View from the look point into Connecticut
In all, it was a great walk, and I would definitely go back. It’s a short and easy hike if you’re looking for something to do with kids or a dog. Of any of the parks, it’s one of the most family friendly we have been too.
Here are other hikes I’ve done this Spring and Summer:
Hiking Turkey Swamp in Freehold
Exploring Cattus Island in Toms River
Exploring Hartshorne Park in the Highlands
Hiking to the Cape May Lighthouse
Hiking Bear Mountain in a Downpour
Hiking through Belleplain State Forest
You can see all hikes I’ve done here.
Questions for you:
Have you ever swam near a waterfall? Do you prefer going to a beach, pool, or lake? Or none LOL.
What is a fun hike local to you?