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A sidepath has been constructed adjacent to Route 189 to Main St in Tariffville. Trail is now about 3 miles long. It will be designated as part of the East Coast Greenway and is visible on Google Street View.
After reading many of the mixed reviews for this trail on TrailLink, I decided to keep my ride short but sweet by restricting it to what seemed to be the most picturesque - the portion between the historic Unionville train depot and the Riverside Nursery and Garden Center in Collinsville.
This part of the trail contains breathtaking views of the officially deemed wild and scenic Farmington River. In addition, since I did this in mid October, the river was a perfect reflecting glass for the amazing fall colors.
My ride was only a total of twelve miles out and back, but I now have the most perfect photos, videos, and memories of this Connecticut treasure!
The bike ride is easy and mostly flat with lots of locals getting their steps in and exercising their dogs. Surprisingly, I only encountered two other bicyclists on my early weekday morning ride.
We love biking the Airline and have used non electric hybrid bikes as well as e-bikes. Both work well. On 10/28/2023 we biked the section from Willimantic parking at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum area and pedaled to Rt. 207 Lebanon Rd, Amston, CT. FYI, we're in our 60s and encountered no difficulties with the terrain.
Nice quiet ride to take time to enjoy these beautiful days.
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 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
This is a great ride! A little wet today but nice a and wife and clean
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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