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Burlington Bike Path

Address: Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-864-0123
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Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Biking trails, Jogging paths & tracks, Trails, Forests, Hiking trails, Nature & wildlife areas, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Traveler Resources
Activities: Biking, Running
Owner description: Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses...
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Type: Biking trails, Jogging paths & tracks, Trails, Forests, Hiking trails, Nature & wildlife areas, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Traveler Resources
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 Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Burlington; the waterfront was not an attraction then. Now, with the bikepath, I really love to get down and get a workout. Beautiful and well maintained.

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Burlington, Vermont
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15 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Background: Having lived in the Burlington area for 26 years, it's easy to take for granted what World Class attractions we have right at our doorstep. The Burlington Bike Path (we call it the Burlington Recreation Path) has world class lake and mountain views right on the lake. Tip: If you want hustle and bustle: there are plenty of places... More 

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Lac-Brome, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not much to dislike here, you can rest or walk while enjoying the view. It's very relaxing and calm even though there's a lot of people in the area.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always with breathtaking views. Well maintained. Takes you along the lake shore line and into the city and museums. Best maple creamees just outside Echo museum for adults and kids

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Come to Burlington, bring your bike or rent one. Our bike path has a summer season ferry which will take you to Grand Island, you can ride around, or take the lake ferries to get to routes to NY and Quebec. http://www.localmotion.org/programs/islandline/bike-ferry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Not a long bike trail, but a wonderful bike path. An easy ride, with a few slight hills. The views of Lake Champlain are outstanding. The path seems to be a favorite of the locals and the people you meet along the way were friendly.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The bike path runs along the Burlington waterfront where the views are spectacular. The path goes all the way up to Mallets bay where there is a bike ferry sometimes operates to take you across.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

What a great way to spend the day. An easy ride, beautiful scenery, not too crowded, and it takes you all the way out so you're basically riding on Lake Champlain. Wow. Wish I could have spent the entire day doing this. Highly recommend!

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San Diego, California
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This former railway route has been converted into an excellent scenic bike path near the shores of Lake Champlain. One can ride from Shelburne up through Burlington, across the mouth of the Winooski River, and out on the old railroad causeway across the lake itself, almost to Grand Isle. It is almost enitrely level, no real hills and only a... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Burlington Bike Path is one of the top recreational spots for active outdoorers in the Burlington area. The path stretches 12 miles from Leddy Park in the south to the end of the Colchester Causeway in the north. During the Summer months, there is a bike ferry ($8 round-trip for general public, $6 round-trip for local motion members) that... More 

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