Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named for these devilish legends and for the malt house and hops field believed to be located nearby in the 18th century.
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- Devil’s Hopyard State Park
East Haddam, CT
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- 41.47558679999999, -72.33999269999998
- Middlesex County, Connecticut
- Nearest Towns:
- Moodus, CT (6.0 mi.)
East Haddam, CT (6.5 mi.)
Colchester, CT (6.9 mi.)
Chester Center, CT (7.8 mi.)
Deep River Center, CT (8.2 mi.)
Essex Village, CT (8.7 mi.)
Montville Center, CT (9.8 mi.)
East Hampton, CT (10.9 mi.)
Higganum, CT (11.3 mi.)
Oxoboxo River, CT (11.3 mi.)
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