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Burlington Bike Path

Address: Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-864-0123
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Ranked #3 of 31 Activities in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness
Activities: Biking, Running
Owner description: Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses...
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Type: Forests, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness
Activities: Biking, Running
Owner description: Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend the day. An easy ride, beautiful scenery, not too crowded, and it takes you all the way out so you're basically riding on Lake Champlain. Wow. Wish I could have spent the entire day doing this. Highly recommend!

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This former railway route has been converted into an excellent scenic bike path near the shores of Lake Champlain. One can ride from Shelburne up through Burlington, across the mouth of the Winooski River, and out on the old railroad causeway across the lake itself, almost to Grand Isle. It is almost enitrely level, no real hills and only a... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Burlington Bike Path is one of the top recreational spots for active outdoorers in the Burlington area. The path stretches 12 miles from Leddy Park in the south to the end of the Colchester Causeway in the north. During the Summer months, there is a bike ferry ($8 round-trip for general public, $6 round-trip for local motion members) that... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Being from NYC, I like paths that are completly separated from car roads, and this is one of the best I've in the US. We hiked for 2 hrs, and its is easy stroll. The real highlight is looking out across a clean lake to the Adirondack mountains from the city beach.

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Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Burlington sees many visitors and its 17 mile bike path is the way to enjoy local ambiance along the eastern shore of this great Lake. Once a rail bed, it now connects VT with points north and south. It's a not-to-be-missed local attraction.

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I suspect it has been named to a list somewhere of best bike paths in the country! Soo scenic! if possible: 1) go midweek to avoid crowds and 2) Bike north to Colchester, out onto causeway, and then take the bike ferry across "the cut" so you can continue biking into So. Hero. Check the ferry schedule first. Contact Local... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mostly flat and mostly smoothly paved, the Path goes for miles through downtown and countryside. Urban portions include waterfront vistas of Lake Champlain including Burlington harbor and more distant Adirondack high peaks with spectacular sunsets on the right nights. Out-of-town sections lead North to the Intervale and beyond. In the summer, a bike ferry crosses the mouth of Mallets Bay... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great traffic-free path. It runs much further than advertised if you head on to the causeway that runs several miles into the lake. Bike rentals from the Ski place are great value - something like $40USD for a tandem for a half day.

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Richmond, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This path is perfect for everyone because the scenery is so good. You can travel fast or slow, but slower is better in the fall with all the colorful leaves. we rode out 12 miles to the ferry crossing (closed). What a trip to ride that causeway out into the middle (not really) of the lake. You feel like you're... More 

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Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Fun way to spend an afternoon exploring the waterfront with a family. Easy trail, lots of nice stops along the way. Our weather wasn't great, so we unfortunately didn't get to see as much as we had wanted. Guess we'll have to go back!

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