Scenic USA - Connecticut
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Chapman Falls, located in Devils Hopyard State Park, is one of Connecticut's most beautiful waterfall settings. After a closer inspection of a covered bridge near the parking lot, park visitors hone in on the distant thunder of the Eight Mile Creek waterfall, Chapman Falls. A short pathway from the parking lot leads eager park guests to a spectacular 60 foot waterfall. Although it's a prime feature, park geology is not among the first questions visitors ask. Without a doubt, most questions involve the park's curious name. There are a few explanations for the Devils Hopyard name; none of them official or verifiable. The most interesting tale involves the park's cylindrical potholes. Trying to explain these mysterious rock depressions, a tall tale arouse about the devil's encounter with the falls. After getting his tail wet, the devil's fiery hooves burned holes in the stone as he madly hopped away.
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