Enders State Forest
PARTIAL CLOSURE -- May 2020: It is anticipated this area will open later this year. The area of Enders State Forest south of Route 219 (the area of the gorge and waterfalls) is temporarily closed. All public access to this area is prohibited. The remainder of Enders State Forest (north of Route 219) will remain open for recreational purposes. Nearby parks and forests to Enders State Forest include: American Legion and Peoples State Forests in Pleasant Valley, Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, and Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury.
Enders State Forest lies northwest of Hartford, predominantly in the town of Granby, sharing some of its diverse forests, wetlands and waterfalls with the town of Barkhamsted to the west. It is part of thousands of acres of dedicated open space in the area.
This area contains naturally occurring hazards associated with rocks, steep slopes and cliffs. Rocks are extremely slippery when wet. Please exercise caution and stay on the main stone dust trail (marked with purple colored blazes). Enjoy views of the falls from a safe distance. Swimming or wading are not recommended in this area. Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury is a great alternative for swimming.
Content last updated May 2020