Along the Air Line... - Map and Directions
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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If 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.

TRAIL 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.

From 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.