Great Falls of Canaan

Great Falls of Canaan • Canaan, CT
“Falls Village Cataract”
Great Falls of Canaan on the Housatonic River
Canaan, Connecticut

Fresh from the valleys of the Berkshires, the Housatonic River snakes its way southward along the eastern fringe of Canaan before its hundred-foot breadth abruptly plummets over a massive, sun-baked shelf of pale limestone.

In a roaring spectacle, the waters of the Housatonic plunge sixty feet over Great Falls into the boulder-strewn riverbed below, giving rise to what is undoubtedly one of the grandest waterfalls in Southern New England.