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Burlington Bike Path

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Address: Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-864-0123
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Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s,...

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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No Wrong Way!

Great Place for Walking, Running, Skating, Biking, XC-Skiing, Snowshoeing and Exploring. I've used the path many times for various destinations. Great way to get around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mae_and_Tito
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Natick, Massachusetts
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Natick, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Place for Walking, Running, Skating, Biking, XC-Skiing, Snowshoeing and Exploring. I've used the path many times for various destinations. Great way to get around the greater Burlington area. Still don't think I've seen it all...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time cycling on the bike path! But it won't be the last!! The best part is cycling on "the causeway" directly on Lake Champlaine--it's incredible!! You have the option of ending when the causeway ends or taking a bike/passenger ferry ($8. Roundtrip) a few hundred yards to connect you to South Hero island, to continue your bike ride. Best... More 

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Thank Michela Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beauty, safety, & extent of bike lanes in Burlington. We arrived aboard our trawler with our bicycles & stayed in the Boathouse Marina. The marina people were very professional & accommodating. We met friendly people from the city, from Quebec, and others on the dock.

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Thank Lucy L
Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a native Vermonter, i like the fact that you have many bike paths to choose from. They are all clean and some run along the water, or you can catch one up in the mountains. I know that Burlington has a great one, as it runs along a couple of beaches. and it goes into the next town, which... More 

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Thank 453anita
Fallston, Maryland
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love to walk and really enjoy walking a definite & complete path. My husband & I took our Border Collie on this jaunt, starting at the “airport” parking lot and going all the way to the end at the bike ferry. This was a little more than 7 miles round trip from our car and back. While completely flat,... More 

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Wells, Maine
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My wife and I love the leisure of the bike path. We do it mostly to avoid the car traffic. We can't wait to do it again!

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Thank Richard H
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Rent a bike on the Burlington waterfront, and ride for 8 miles or so along the lake. Flat terrain, so great for kids and beginners. Stop at North Beach for a swim. For the more adventurous, continue to the Island Rail trail. This is a rehabbed rail bed that allows you to walk or bike right out into the lake.... More 

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Thank anne564
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We live near the bike path and never get tired of the view of the Adirondacks at any time of year or day - the colors and sky are always changing. In the summers it's fun to take the bike ferry sponsored by Localmotion and extend one's biking to the Champlain Islands.

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Thank Ann S
Shelburne
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This has got to be one of the top ten bike paths. It follows the lake shore for miles, cuts across a bay on a former railway bed until it reaches an opening, where you can take a bike ferry to the other side and continue another few miles. Total length is about 12 miles one way. While in the... More 

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Starksboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The path is a great place to walk and be near the lake but not always in sight of it. A peaceful community activity.

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