Air Line Trail Horseback Riding

The 10th most popular equestrian trail in Connecticut.

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Northeast of East Hampton, the Air Line Trail is a 23 mile railroad grade open to horseback riding. This southern section runs from East Hampton northeast to Windham. There are numerous trailhead access points along the route.

In addition to this southern section, there is a lesser developed northern section. The northern section is a 27 mile route from Windham to Putnam. It is undeveloped railroad ballast that is mainly used by mountain bikers, horseback riders and nordic skiers in the winter. Note: the section from Pomfret to Putnam is pretty rough.

Overall, Air Line Trail is the 10th most popular horse trail of all 11 horseback rides in Connecticut.

Air Line Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Conn. Visitors (800) CTBOUND; Conn. Trail Riders Assoc. (860) 567-8769; CT Horse Council (860) 282-0468.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  41.578, -72.4924

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  21758

Air Line Trail Horseback Riding Map


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