"The Railroad Ramble is located just off of US Route 44 in Salisbury, CT, not too far from the extremely popular Harlem Valley Rail Trail’s (HVRT) Millerton trailhead in Dutchess County, NY.
Like the HVRT, this trail occupies an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The similarities between the two trails end there though. The 12-mile long paved HVRT is a magnet for bicyclists and in-line skaters. However, the “Ramble” is an unpaved, 2-mile long dirt & gravel path best suited for hiking/walking.
I visited the trail during a peak fall foliage period and found the views absolutely breathtaking along selected segments. The trail meanders through some heavily wooded areas, crosses over an active stream, by a serene pond, and behind some local homes and businesses. There are two (2) street crossings along the route.
There is no dedicated trail user parking facility, but on-street parking is plentiful in the vicinity of Salisbury Town Hall. The trail parallels US Route 44 and can be found about 0.2-mile due south of the Highway. Best access is at the corner of Library Street & Railroad Avenue.
The only activity I noted during my end-to-end trip was this trail use by several local dog walkers. This looks like a wonderful route to walk if you’re trying to take a break from the hustle & bustle during busy times in downtown Salisbury."