Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Connecticut
By Lisa Sammons|Published November 16, 2021
Lisa loves animals and has dogs, rats, cats, guinea pigs, and snakes. She is passionate about animal rescue and live music - traveling across the country to see a favorite band is a pretty regular occurrence! Being out hiking in the woods enjoying the scenery with her beloved dogs is another favorite hobby, and also checking out the Pokemon Go scene in whatever city she happens to be in at any given time (coffee and dog leash in hand). You can reach Lisa at email@example.com
Like much of the United States, Connecticut has miles of railroad tracks that are no longer being used. As the rail industry underwent drastic changes in the late 20th-century, many tracks were closed down. These miles of unused railway went through cleared areas in towns and landscapes all over the country. Gradually, many states have begun to convert these eyesores into multi-use paths that can be used as hiking and biking trails. One rail trail in Connecticut that has been converted to pedestrian and bicycle use is the Air Line State Park Trail, which runs through part of the state.