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Explore the best rated trails in Old Saybrook, CT. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Windsor River Trail and Niantic Bay Boardwalk . With more than 39 trails covering 301 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Gorgeous and very well kept trail. Very shady! We started at the Amtrak Station. Beautiful ride all the way to the end. Took the left at the end down to The Towers and Narragansett Beach. We had wonderful lunch at the Coast Guard House. Great view! Helps to have a reservation but we were able to get in.
I think folks have to temper their expectations. This isn't the Farmington Canal Trail and isn't trying to be. This is a nice, well paved track for exercise and actual transportation. It provides a bike link from Newington and the southern end of West Hartford to downtown New Britain that previously didn't exist. For that I'm super happy. West Hartford has a decent bike network that connects into Hartford, so now there is a semi-cohesive bike network that spans from downtown Hartford all the way to New Britain with stops in between. New Britain is booming (by New Britain standards) so there's actually a lot to visit at the end of the trail, like the art museum, breweries, restaurants, etc. I wish the Multi-Use Trail extended all the way to the Elmwood or even Hartford stops, but it's useful the way it is now. It's not all that scenic but there's still a decent amount of greenery and it's pleasant to ride. It's next to the busway and train tracks, but the train is relatively far away, and the buses are not noisy or especially polluting (they are hybrids).
The bridge is repaired and the trail is open.
This is a nice bike ride. The trail is well paved and very level. Not many other riders/hikers. The unavoidable intersections are very disruptive if you are riding for a steady fast pace or for a strenuous workout. Also not much shade. But if you are biking or walking for an enjoyable bit of exercise, it can't be beat for this area.
This has the potential to be a special path with unobstructed views of the Connecticut river and distanced from development by the canal. Truly a touch of wilderness. Excellent access. Will be a favorite when it is repaved. Now it is just too bumpy. Maybe in the near future? Then it will be five stars. In the meantime, if you have the right bike or like to walk, this trail is magical.
WTF! A guy with a full blown motorcycle! And a golf cart rider around MCC.
Found it difficult to find where to start my bike ride.....Where would I park ? The trails appear well marked on the map however to find a well marked place to start my ride from my car was very challenging making my ride frustrating
Perfect for biking! A complete loop with no road crossings. Interesting scenery. On one side is almost always dense woods. On the other side is a mixture of Grumman remains, train tracks and even a small family graveyard from the 1800's (my favorite part). The only negative was a small stretch next to an old dump, which emits a foul odor.
This is a great ride! A little wet today but nice a and wife and clean
This paved trail is perfect for biking. I agree with some of the other reviewers that you have to be careful at the road crossings, but you have to expect that in such a densely populated area. 10 miles from end to end, it's a great workout and the scenery is lovely. I routinely see deer and other wildlife during my travels.
Have been on this stretch of the Air Line trail numerous times over the past few months as I have had the good fortune to make it part of my daily work commute. Overall it has been fantastic and in good shape. There is a one mile stretch from Goodwin State Forest (Potter Road) to Roger's Road (on the Chaplin Line) that needs some work. It's a bit rocky and is a single lane for a bit, but it is passable - just be careful. Whatever direction you are headed you will be rewarded with some beautiful scenery and easier riding once you past this stretch. I love this part of the trail; the pond near Station Road (Hampton) and some of the overlooks in Chaplin are my favorites. Enjoy the ride.
My wife and I rode this 12-mile section of trail on Sunday, 6/25/2023. We parked at the trailhead on Railroad Street in Pomfret and then rode southwest to US-6 in Hampton. This section was 99% hard dirt or stone dust, with just a little bit of gravel in some places. In terms of trail conditions, about 95% was smooth, 4% was semi-smooth, and 1% was a little bit rough. A mountain bike or hybrid is fine for all 12 of these miles. We only saw about 20 people in total, so this is a very quiet section of the Air Line Trail. In terms of scenery, it's mostly a green tunnel but there was one pretty farm and a half-dozen ponds/marches along the way. Probably 6-7 road crossings (rural areas). You could pull a child carrier bike on this section (except for maybe the last mile until you reach US-6, where it would be doable but a bit rough). There are no towns, stores, or restaurants along this section of trail.
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