Air Line State Park Trail

Airline State Park Trail (Southern Section), Connecticut

Elevation Gain747ft
Trailhead Elevation268ft
Elevation Min/Max146/443ft
Elevation Start/End268/268ft

Air Line State Park Trail

Air Line State Park Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in New London County and Middlesex County, Connecticut. It is within Airline State Park Trail (Southern Section). It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 268 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 747 feet. The Cranberry Meadow (elevation 433 feet) wetland can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Pines and Airline Trail State Park.

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Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island (Falcon Guides)
George and Rhonda Ostertag
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"This trail trends east–west across the region, and, contrary to its name, owes its start to railroading. “Air Line” refers to the rail designers’ intent for its arrow-straight travel, as if by air, between Boston and New York City. Nature, though, had a different concept. Despite its inherent narrowness, the scenery is top-notch and you have the fun of uncovering clues to a vibrant railroading past." Read more

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Trail Information

Airline State Park Trail (Southern Section)
Nearby City
Airline State Park Trail (Southern Section)
East Hampton Parks and Recreation, 20 East High St., East Hampton 06424; (860) 267-7300. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Rd., Marlborough 06447; (860) 295-9523; or DEP main office, (860) 424-3200 or (866) 287-2757 (toll-free in CT);
Local Contacts
Air Line Trail brochure and park map (available online at
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Dec 2018