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Airline Rail Trail
Airline Rail Trail
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Airline Rail Trail

Airline Rail Trail Overview

Airline Rail Trail The Airline Rail Trail is a 22 mile rail trail in Eastern Connecticut on the former tracks of the New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad. The trail has approximately 22 miles complete with 50 miles planned. Much of the trail now is composed of ballast, stone dust, and packed dirt. The completed part of the trail is called Airline Rail Trail South. The railroad was called the Airline becuase it was the straightest route from Boston to NY.

The trail environment is diverse with forest, streams and wetlands and is popular for experience the changing leaves in the Fall. It has over one dozen bridges and stone culverts and two large viaducts called the Lyman and The Colchester which are listed in the National Register of Histric Places. Additional points of interest on the trail are Beaver Brook State Park, Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Center, Grayville Falls Park, the Hampton Reservoir, and the Salmon River State Forest.

The additional 27 miles of the trail, called Airline Rail Trail North, has scattered sections of improved/unimproved surfaces. Many organizations and communities are working hard to complete the unfisnished sections of these trails. Be sure to check the main trail web site for details and updates on conditions.


 

Airline Rail Trail
Airline Rail Trail
Airline Rail Trail
Airline Rail Trail
Airline Rail Trail
Airline Rail Trail
Photos Courtesy of Leslie Lindeman. Be sure to visit her website at www.LeslieLindeman.com

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Air Line Rail Trail Facts

  • Length: 22 Miles (50 Miles Planned)
  • Surface: 21 Miles Paved Trail, 12 Miles Gravel
  • State: Connecticut
  • Start/End Points: East Hampton Willimantic, CT

Do you have some great photos of your Airline Rail Trail journey? Send them to AirlineTrail@RailsToTrails.us. We'll include them on the site.

Airline Rail Trail Businesses
Sample Bed & Breakfast
123 Sample Street
Sample, CT. 28734
Tele:1-800-555-1234
http://www.Sample.com
Sample Restaurant
123 Sample Street
Sample, CT. 28734
Tele:1-800-555-1234
http://www.Sample.com


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