Kent Falls State Park will reopen to the public Saturday morning, five months since the Instagram-friendly waterfalls were shuttered to the public due to COVID-19.

The park officially reopens at 8 a.m. Saturday.

“The park was closed in early April due to COVID-19 prevention concerns associated with the natural layout of the park, which includes a narrow trail and stairway that did not lend itself to adequate social distancing,” the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said in a news release Friday.

“Since then, restrictions on park features have lessened and the main trail that runs along the falls can be safely reopened, as long as visitors continue to wear a face covering and practice social distancing,” the release said.

The park’s main attraction is a winding set of stone steps and earth paths that rise along the park’s namesake falls— a series of dramatic waterfalls along the hillside.

The single pathway up and down can sometimes fill with groups of hikers, and throngs of visitors often gather beneath the falls for picnicking.

Visitors with vehicles registered in Connecticut do not have to pay to get in thanks to the state’s Passport to the Parks legislation. Parking for out of state vehicles is $10 on weekdays, $15 on weekends.

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