Mill Pond Falls

Heart of the Old Mill (Mill Pond Falls, Mill Pond Park, Newington, Connecticut)
“Heart of the Old Mill”
Mill Pond Falls on Mill Brook
Newington, Connecticut

Snaking northwards through the dense suburbs of Newington, Mill Brook reaches manicured parkland in the center of town where it feeds a small pond before spilling some 15 feet over a glistening rocky outcrop.

Mill Pond Falls is perplexingly billed in town literature as the “smallest natural waterfall in the United States”, an absurd superlative which surely grew out of tongue-in-cheek whimsy. Even still, the waterfall is honored each year with a special festival, a yearly remembrance of the early days when Mill Pond Falls animated the machinery of an old saw mill at the heart of Newington’s fledgling economy.