• CT - Air Line Rail Trail

  • General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.
General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.

Moderator: railtrailbiker

  by RussNelson
 
That looks like a pretty keen trail.50 miles, partly through brush? That would be a GOOD day's ride.

  by crij
 
It is a nice ride, last I checked the area from East Hampton to Willimantic, is the better section (wide packed RoW, and Rebuilt bridges), north of Willimantic, is an amount of Mud Holes, but the section from Willimantic to Chaplin, recently got a grant to be cleaned, ditched and fixed. Should be nice to ride either later this year or next. Not to sure how the line is above Chaplin

Rich C.
Ct Eastern RR Museum
Willimantic, Ct 06226
www.cteastrrmuseum.org

  by RussNelson
 
I appreciate your concern, however, these are the kinds of trails I'm used to riding on:

Through the Bloomington Bog north of Saranac Lake, NY (beavers have flooded the trail):
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Rutland Trail east of Knapps Station:
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Mud doesn't scare me. It just gets me dirty. Broken glass, now THAT scares me. Oh, and so do rampaging cows as I ride on the railbed through their pasture.

  by RussNelson
 
Rode part of that trail back in June: http://blog.russnelson.com/bicycling/1181860878.html Have a daughter and son-in-law at UConn. Planning to ride the rest of it some time.