Amston / Colchester Airline Trail Hike


Hello and welcome to all you pre summer hikers. Time to get out and get moving as this summer slowly ramps up.

This will be approximately a 2 hr hike starting from Rt 85 in Amston thru the woods on an asphalt/gravel laiden trail. The first leg of the journey will have us passing between a marsh (but on a trail) where we might get to see some interesting birds both flying and wading in the water. There will also be butterflies and flying grasshoppers along the sides of the trail. From there we’ll cross the street to the second leg of our journey where the high arching tree canopy will make it look cathedral like thru a more wooded landscape (but still on the trail). Then we’ll progress to the third and final leg where we will take a journey off the trail and along side one of the waterways. Here we’ll be totally enveloped by nature.  If the group insists we can continue to the very end of this trail which could be an extra 45 mins or we can turn around and head back.

We should all meet up at the Amston parking lot located on Rt 85. The lot is to the right of Rt 85 Lumber. For those with a GPS it’s either before or after Route 85 lumber depending on what direction you’re coming from. Route 85 Lumber is at:

522 Church St, Amston, CT 06231 .

And look to arrive at the parking lot at 10:30am. We will be starting the hike promptly at 10:45am.

Dogs are welcomed on leash and may go off leash when we go off trail. This is a family oriented trail as many families either walk or ride bikes on it during the weekend, so come one, come all. But as is true for any hike you go at your own risk.

Because we’re walking by a swamp make sure you bring bug spray, and during the first leg of the hike the sun will be bearing down on us so wear sunscreen and / or a hat. And of course always bring water / fluids for the journey.

As an added bonus bring a cooler full of something light to eat and we can take a short ride to Salem Valley Ice Cream to have something to eat and then enjoy their famous ice cream treats! Here’s their website: . They do have picnic tables there but bring a lounge chair in case we can’t all sit near each other via the tables.

If anyone has any questions or gets lost feel free to call me, Bryan, on my cell at[masked] 7026.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on the trail!!!

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  • Carol S.

    sorry I wimped out - it was raining here and I did not want to drive 40 minutes to get rained out - instead i planted tomatoes and got soaked at home!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Bryan


    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed you all. My GPS went fubar part way down there and I didn't realize until it was to late. I also discovered I have no phone service in that area. On the plus side I still got in 5 miles and it is a beautiful area. Hope you all enjoyed it as well.

    May 19, 2013

    • Kevin

      good to hear you got some miles in anyways.

      May 19, 2013

  • Rosemary

    I am SOOOO bummed that I can't come to this one, Bryan, because I'm going to be in Manhattan all weekend doing exciting things and can't change the plans (theater tickets!). PLEASE let's do this one again soon (just so I can come - I'm not too demanding, eh!?) Have fun!!

    May 14, 2013

    • Bryan

      Can't wait to hear what you saw! Talk to you soon Rosemary. Have a great day the weather will be perfect for you!!!!!

      May 19, 2013

  • Bryan

    Ok everyone, sorry for the time confusion. We meet in the parking lot at 10:30am, and we'll wait for everyone till 10:45am then begin the walk. Any other questions please call me. Thanks!

    May 19, 2013

  • Kevin

    Bryan, could you please clarify as in middle wording in red you have arrive parking lot 9:30 AM and leave promptly 10:45?

    May 19, 2013

  • Annie

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd really like to explore this trail, but the start time does not allow me to get there after church. Hopefully another time.

    May 14, 2013

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