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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 2013
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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Loveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I used to live in Burlington, and was on this trail at least 3 days a week. If you bike and love to have beautiful lake views, this trail is highly recommended... From a born Vermonter, not a transplant, or leaf peeper... Best times to bike it are summer and fall, but you need to see it all. I highly... More

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Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a beautiful path. You can do a short trip with kids or bike the whole path for a decent ride for a regular biker. The scenery is spectacular and there are plenty of places to stop with kids or for a nice break.

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new jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful paths I have been on. We take it out to the Causeway and then sit on the rocks looking at the water and boats. I feel safe riding on it by myself as there are so many people walking/biking/moms pushing strollers/joggers. I bring my bike to Burlington, ride the bike path and then... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I biked for miles and hours on this path - it winds through a residential area, which was our least favorite part, but that's only for a bit and then you're right back into the beautiful scenery. We stopped and took lots of pictures and some great tips from the locals!

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Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The views, the unspoiled beauty.... Enjoy this on foot, by cross country ski and by bike. This bike path is part of the Burlington City Marathon!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have biked nearly every rail trail in New England and this is by far my favorite. Scenic from start to finish, it is the end that has you biking 2 miles out on a causeway into the middle of Lake Champlain. The causeway is protected by huge car size chunks of pure white marble and makes for a great... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This path offers the opportunity to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Champlain and views of the Adirondack High Peaks across the lake. Much of the path is Not maintained off season, so wear traction devices in the winter. The northern end of the path reaches out into the lake on a former railroad causeway. Rest rooms and dining is available... More

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Burlington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

There are many great reviews of this trail and activities near it. I just want to ditto all the good things said. The 3 miles or so that crosses the lake on the old rail line is just a neat ride and must be up there with other spectacular trails around the country. You pass North Beach before you get... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I've lived on the bike path twice, and now I live 12 miles away. However, it is always on my 'must do' for any visitors/friends, as well as my wife and I walk it in the winters, and bike it at least 10 times in the summer. We start at the south end, near Oakledge park, ride all the way... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The bike path actually starts a couple of miles south of downtown Burlington and extends up across Malletts Bay and Lake Champlain on the old railroad line for a total of about 8 miles one way, and further in the summer if you choose to take the weekend bike ferry and ride on up into Grand Isle. In and around... More

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