Air Line Trail

Air Line Trail State Park Trail

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Stretching from Portland to Thompson the Air Line Trail runs for 50+ miles on the former New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad track.  Now a ‘Rails to Trails’ reconstruction, the Air Line is an easy walking path with many access points as well as connections to parks and preserves right off the trail.  It is popular along its entire length with walkers, runners, and cyclists.

Section List

Air Line Trail South – 18.5 miles (Trail Map)

Air Line Trail North (Trail Map)


CTMQ – Air Line Trail State Park Intro
Peter Marteka – In East Hampton and Portland, a bridge and trail extensions fill the gaps along Air Line, Hop River rails-to-trails (2019)
Peter Marteka – All Aboard Portland’s New Segment Of The Air Line Rail Trail (2018)
Peter Marteka – Air Line Rail Trail a Gem (2001)
Peter Marteka – Vestiges of Tracks Remain From 1891 ‘Ghost Train’ (1999)

Pomfret Recreation Park


576 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Pomfret Recreation Park Pomfret Town Park 107 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Large lots up the driveway at 576 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map   …

Palmer Taylor Preserve


258 Middle Haddam Road, Portland, CT, USA

Palmer Taylor Preserve Middlesex Land Trust 90 acres in Portland, CT Parking: In front of the Erinmore Barn at 258 Middle Haddam Road, Portland, CT Trail Map       …

Blue Flag Meadow


41.828572, -72.048967

Blue Flag Meadow Wolf Den Land Trust 92.7 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Small pull off near 408 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map        Trails:…

Trail Wood Sanctuary


41.810728, -72.065097

Edwin Teale Trail Wood Sanctuary CT Audubon Property 168 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Medium sized lot at 93 Kenyon Road Hampton, CT Trail Map Trail Wood Sanctuary… Read more…

Goodwin State Forest


41.785700, -72.083707

James L. Goodwin State Forest Connecticut State Forest 2,003 acres in Hampton and Chaplin, CT Parking: Lot at 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       …

Grayville Falls


41.612828, -72.368980

Grayville Falls Town Park Hebron Town Park 20 acres in Hebron, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 142 Grayville Rd Hebron, CT Trail Map    Trails: Less than…