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Burlington Bike Path

Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
802-864-0123
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Ranked #3 of 25 Activities in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking, Running
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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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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
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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 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 reviews 4 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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19 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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Brookline, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We brought our bikes to Burlington and had heard that this was a bike path that was wide and flat. It is suitable for all levels and children. Incredibly scenic with lake views and there are interesting places to stop and rest as well

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The perfect spot for morning exercise where it is quiet and you mostly find joggers or parents taking their little one to pre school; or in the evening for watching the sunset. Every bit as amazing as a Key West sunset.

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Burlington, Vermont
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Burlington Bike Path is a long path that spans Lake Champlain. A lot of people start in sort of the middle of the path at the Echo Center at Waterfront Park. There is parking (charge during the day) there and it's a good place to start the path at. The path is very long and it starts at Oakledge... More

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