Nonnewaug Falls

Nonnewaug Falls • Woodbury, CT
“Nonnewaug Woodlands”
Nonnewaug Falls on Nonnewaug Brook
Nonnewaug Falls Open Space Preserve, Woodbury, Connecticut

The East Nonnewaug River contours swatches of farmland in the northeast corner of Woodbury, eventually slipping through a shadowy hemlock forest where it’s dropped some 20 feet over Nonnewaug Falls into an idyllic, moss-laden gorge.

So named for Chief Nonnewaug, the final leader of the territory’s long-vanished aboriginal inhabitants, Nonnewaug Falls has been a familiar and locally-celebrated landmark for nearly two centuries. Woodcuts published in the 1800s portray Nonnewaug Falls with much the same rugged and secluded character that it possesses today.