you've enjoyed my photo tour of the Air Line Trail, please plan
a visit and experience the trail for yourself.
The trail is open during daylight hours to non-motorized "traffic":
walkers, joggers, runners, bicyclists, cross-country skiers,
and horseback riders. The trail has a smooth stone-dust surface
suitable for those using wheelchairs or pushing strollers.
MAP: Trail brochures including maps are available at town
halls in East Hampton, Colchester, Lebanon, and Hebron. The
Hebron Town Hall is located on Route 85, about 100 yards north
of the junction with Route 66. Stop by the Park & Recreation office. A trail map is posted at the
Route 85 trail head (directions below) and most road crossings
and parking areas.
Also, the recent color Trail
Brochure and Map is available online in PDF format.
DIRECTIONS: The most convenient access point in Hebron is the trail head on Route
85. From Hebron center (the junction of Routes 66 and 85), follow
Route 85 southeast for 2.3 miles to the parking area on the
right. Other populat access points are Cranberry Bog on Smith Street in East Hampton: the commuter parking lot on Route 149 in Colchester (near Exit 16 from Route 2), River Road and Bull Hill Road, both also in Colchester.
the Routh 85 trail head in Hebron, I recommend that you walk southwest along the trail behind
Route 85 Lumber. You'll pass through some woods, a small marsh,
and then enter the main Raymond Brook Marsh area. Following
the marsh, you may wish to continue past Old Colchester Road
into more woodlands, then cross Grayville Road and continue
100 yards where a short detour to the right will bring you to
Grayville Falls. Back on the trail, if you continue west through
woodlands you'll come to Judd Brook and, shortly, the Jeremy
River. That would be roughly 3 miles, one way.