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Air Line State Park Trail

Getting Here

Park Location

Air Line State Park Trail
50 mile linear trail passing through eleven towns in eastern Connecticut

Directions

Many parking areas serve this trail. 

Some primary locations along the trail are:

Portland 

  • Limited parking at 82 Middle Haddam Road.  

East Hampton

  • Limited parking at Smith Street, 0.2 miles from the intersection with Flanders Road

Colchester

  • Exit 16 off Route 2; Follow signs to commuter lot which abuts the trail
  • Large parking and information center on Bull Hill Road about 0.3 mile north of intersection with River Road
  • Large area of parking on River Road 800 feet south of intersection with South Street
  • Pull off for a few cars along River Road 0.4 mile west of intersection of River Road and Route 149
  • Pull off for a few cars along Old Hartford Road 0.1 mile east of intersection with Jones Street

Hebron

  • Pull off for a few cars along Old Colchester Road 300 feet north of Heron Hill Road
  • Large Parking Area along Church Street (Route 85) one half mile south of intersection with Route 207
  • Parking area along Lebanon Road (Route 207) 0.35 miles east of intersection with Route 85

Lebanon

  • Pull off for a few cars along Leonard Bridge Road 0.35 miles north of intersection with Tobacco Street
  • Pull off for a few cars along Chesbro Bridge Road 0.1 miles north of intersection with Tobacco Street
  • Pull off for a few cars on the west side of Route 87, about 250 feet north of Columbia/Lebanon town lines.  (This parking area is in Columbia)
  • Pull off for a few cars along Cook Hill Road 0.4 mile south of its intersection with Synagogue Road
  • Pull off for 1-2 cars along Kingsley Road 0.4 miles west of the Windham/Lebanon town line

Windham

  • Pull offs for a few cars at the intersection of Beaver Hill Road and Windham Road (Route 203) in northeast Windham

Chaplin

  • Large pull off parking area at the intersection of Chewink and Lynch Roads

Hampton

  • Potter Road 0.6 mile north of its intersection with Route 6 in Goodwin State Forest

Pomfret

  • 18 car paved parking lot at Pomfret Station, 13 Railroad Avenue (off of Route 169)
  • Parking adjacent to trail, in town owned paved parking lot, west side of Pomfret Town Office, 455 Mashamoquet Road (Route 44)
  • Parking available in rear of town owned paved parking lot at Pomfret Senior Center, 207 Mashamoquet Road (Route 44)

Thompson 

  • Large parking lot at 121 Riverside Drive, (Route 12, Mechanicsville) located at the southern end of the Air Line trail in Thompson
  • Pull off for a few cars at Air Line trail crossing, 388 Sand Dam Road
  • 5 car parking lot, located at 662 East Thompson Road, near the junction of New Road