Wednesday, February 14, 2007

a Valentine's Day gift to you

The Nutmeg State is home to many wonders besides our rather volatile political scene, including some lovely state parks and hiking trails.

In the fall of 2005, Joyce & I produced this documentary about a former railroad line that was converted into a scenic greenway/hiking trail. The Air Line Rail Trail is a nearly 50-mile long path through the northeast quandrant of the state, starting in East Hampton and continuing to the Massachusetts border. The 6.5 mile section we explored begins in East Hampton and runs to Hebron.

This documentary was online in two parts, since I was limited by the Youtube 10-minute constraint; but now that I have "Director" status, I can post videos up to an hour long. So this way you can see the entire 13:45 documentary in one piece. I hope you enjoy it.

It was a fun project, which I shot in a half-day and edited over the following several weeks. I'm hoping to get back soon to doing some creative projects in addition to my political vlogging.

For more info on the Air Line Rail Trail, click on this link to M. Bartel's excellent Rail Trail Page.

And my favorite song in the soundtrack is the 1928 jazz-orchestral "Put It There (Shag Nasty)" by McKinney's Cotton Pickers. This song is freely available in the Public Domain on; you can hear an mp3 of the song by clicking on this link.


Carter said...

Thanks Bob for sharing your video. I had no idea this trail existed. I can't wait to visit when the weather turns warm again.

Fuzzy Turtle said...

i'm a big fan of rails to trails.. this was a sweet littke video. thanks for sharing.