CT: Hartford County- Glastonbury-Blackledge Falls (winter)

I went for the falls but I got chills from the icicles!

The approach to the falls suddenly appeared down a hill where you find not one but two water drops from a ledge! It was freezing with wind chills of 10-15 degrees so I was so excited to see them after about a 15. Minute walk from the lot.

As I approached further I found the icicles lined up the ledges along the side of the falls. The stream in front of the falls had rocks beckoning me to cross. I cautiously and slowly made it up the side of the ledge to the long icicles and was so excited to find different angles to capture them- sides, up, down!

I realized I could go under the ledge and take a picture through the icy curtain.

I then slid back down the ledge in my old snow pants and crossed the river back to safety! I seriously slid by the way as the leaves and rocks were covered with ice. A real fun find for a short hike in the winter with some “cool” rewards!

Had to sneak one in with me to show the size of the icicles. 🙂 It was cold!

Facebook commentary to assist:
Located in East Glastonbury at the Hebron Town line, this 80 acre parcel of open space is largely wooded. It contains hiking trails, a pond and a streambelt.

Route 2 East to Exit 8 Hebron Avenue. Take a left an end of exit onto Hebron Avenue and go about 10 miles. Black Ledge Falls will be on your left (if you see the Hebron Town Line sign, you have gone too far).

Route 2 West to Exit 10. Take a right at end of exit ramp onto Manchester Road. Follow Manchester Road (about 3-4 miles) to the intersection with Hebron Avenue. Take a right at that stop light and go about 6 miles or so on Hebron Avenue. Black Ledge Falls will be on your left (if you see the Hebron Town Line sign, you have gone too far).

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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