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7. Unspoiled and Serene - Tunxis State Forest and Falls Brook Trail

Continuing on Rte. 20 you will be driving through Tunxis State Forest named for the Tunxis tribe whose name means, where the river bends in reference to the Farmington River. In addition to miles of blue blazed trails, the forest features steep hillsides that drop dramatically to the Barkhamsted Reservoir, which actually separates the forest in two.

When streams are running full in Tunxis State Forest, the woods abound with cascades and small waterfalls. On this drive, you will pass the entrance to Falls Brook Trail that offers an easy walk to two waterfalls as well as good views of the reservoir below.