GOOD NEWS FOR THE LOCALS…AND ALL HEALTH AND HISTORY CONSCIOUS PEOPLE!
For years, the descriptions of the southern portion of the Air Line Trail noted it started at “the old cranberry bog” in East Hampton and ended at an “old rusted railroad bridge” over the Willimantic River.
Maps are going to have to be edited and redrawn, however. And that’s a good thing as East Hampton’s neighbor, Portland, has now officially climbed aboard the former railroad-turned-hiking trail and that rusted bridge has come to life again after being decked with concrete slabs and wooden railings. Bikers, hikers and walkers will now be able to cross the Willimantic River into Lebanon or Willimantic when it officially opens in the spring.