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Burlington Bike Path

Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
802-864-0123
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Biking Trails, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Trails, Forests, Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Saw bikers on causeway recently on cycling web site and decided to make it a destination for the weekend. Park at Battery Park in Burlington and head north; the causeway juts out into lake ~9miles or so from city, an amazing trail with water both sides. We did not take the bike ferry (weekends now) across the 200' gap, but... More

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The bike path has received a lot of attention since the spring floods of two years ago. It is much improved and very popular. Most people are very courteous, and smiling faces are the norm. It is a delightful way to get around

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous path that meanders around Lake Champlain. It is easy enough to do with not that much exertion. The scenery is just breathtaking.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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127 reviews 127 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The rail trail is perfect and very interesting ride! It is ideal for many different riding level skills!

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Orinda
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121 reviews 121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It's a fairly flat trail that goes along Lake Champlain. It goes across the Lake on a narrow path with the lake on both sides. We took a short ferry ride to South Hero Island and biked around there. It was a very pleasant trip.

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Seville, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been biking this path for years and I always enjoy it. We usually start in Burlington by the echo science center and bike all the way to the break in the causeway, there is an option to take the bike ferry across to the other side and that's definitely a fun option for a longer bike ride. We always... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My dad and I rented bikes from Local Motion on the trail and were extremely happy. For $35 each we had the bikes for 4 hours and rode the lake trail. It's a beautiful trail with tons of scenic areas from boardwalks through the trees, to beaches, to bridges and of course the causeway. It was fun to ride the... More

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Burlington town is a nice sort of hilly place to walk. Along the lakefront, the flat bike path stretches in both directions for miles. From the foot of College Street at the ECHO Lake Aquarium, the walk north starts with moored boats along the lakeside, passes an old industrial site and meanders through parks. It is very crowded with bikes... More

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Hobart, Australia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Brilliant way to see the beautiful lakeside. The path has virtually no inclines and you can meander or hurry along, your choice. Lots of great scenery along the way. We hired bikes and they were in excellent condition though I thought the hire costs were expensive. Great to be out in the beautiful Vermont fall

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Location can't be beat. Only concern is how crowded it gets on beautiful summer days, but it's worth slowing down anyway to enjoy the stunning views.

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