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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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Activities: Biking, Running
Description: 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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easy trail - well maintained

We took the trail from town to the bike ferry and back - about 20 miles round trip. Nice flat easy ride. Mostly paved and obviously kept in great condition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We took the trail from town to the bike ferry and back - about 20 miles round trip. Nice flat easy ride. Mostly paved and obviously kept in great condition.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited Burlington during our vacations, and decided to rent bikes for 3 hours, which turned out to be an excellent choice, also with perfect weather at around 85 degrees. you don't see a lot from town if you take the Lake route, however it was very relaxing, and more fun than walking around. Rental is right at the ferry Pier,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Burlington years ago and the bike path was part of my 10 mile daily bike ride. I loved it!!! It is just beautiful. Usually, people riding or walking on it are pretty nice. Riding next to the lake helps clear your mind and you can enjoy the view. It's great for the whole family or just by... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After renting bikes near the Burlington boathouse (a great rental place with exceptional customer service), we took the trail to the bike ferry one day and the south trail on another. Beer lovers: make sure to stop at the Switchback tap room off the south trail! The trails are beautifully well-maintained running over bridges, through parks and neighborhoods with wonderful... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the nicest bike trail in any city I know. You can start at Oakledge Park and ride north through the downtown Burlington waterfront up across the Winooski River and then out onto the causeway towards Grand Isle where there is a free ferry to connect you across Mallets Bay. On, a clear day the views are breathtaking of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

As our children grow into adolescents, fewer opportunities seem to arise to spend largely stress-free time together. The Burlington bike path is one of them. Everybody goes along at their own speed, no need to fight over the window seat, and the views are stunning and gently draw us into an introspection that can yes relationship building conversations during the... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love walking along this path with the puppy and seeing all the people and dogs AND Lake Champlain!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pleasant and easy ride along the lake. You can start right by the ferry dock and enjoy a light workout with nice scenery.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great for a fast walk, jog or bike ride. Relatively flat with beautiful wooded scenery and views of Lake Champlain.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

BREATHTAKING to say the Least! Loved exploring Vermont on a safe traveled path and seeing Lake Champlain was AMAZING! A must for bikers of all levels.

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