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)

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       … Read more…

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…

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… Read more…