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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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Hobart, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Fleming Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You can either bring your own bike or rent right at the museum area in town. Money on rentals goes towards upkeep of trail. Beautiful scenery on mostly flat trail around lake Champlain.

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Admired the beauty of the harbor front, the woods, homes and causeway to the Grand Island. Could get busy on weekends, but users are aware of safety.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I like to seek out bike trails wherever we can. This path is simply one of the best out there. The scenery is magnificent, mountains overlooking gorgeous Lake Champlain. The trail is flat and easy to ride. We went from Oakledge Park to the mid-point of the Colchester causeway, so we were able to experience just about... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of the most unique paths. Runs on a causeway in the middle of lake Champlain. Beware that the last section of the causeway requires a short bike ferry that runs only on weekends

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I rode on the Burlington Bike Path on 8/29/14. It was just what the reviews state. Beautiful scenery, smooth ride, no incline. I parked a couple of times to take photos. I rented an older bike with a wicker basket because I had a camera case that was too large to fit into the nylon baskets that Local Motion straps... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really a terrific ride for the family. The path is well-maintained, clearly market, and a nice level ride. Taking it all the way out to the Causeway is a memorable trip. The path in general is great, but the causeway portion that crosses Lake Champlain is something really special. Look to the left, look to the right, and you are... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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163 reviews 163 reviews
34 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you decide to start at the bottom end at Oakledge Park either arrive early to park on the street or expect to pay several dollars for parking in the car lot. Better still go halfway up the bike path at Leddy Park and find ample parking for free. The path is for the most part flat, black topped and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for a ride in some bikes we rented at Local Motion (really friendly and good bikes). Went all the way down to the ferry, which unfortunately doesn't operate in September anymore. Anyway, really nice view and enough exercise for 4 hours easy going. Really recommend it!

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