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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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Bike Path with a view of lake and of Burlington locals

I have enjoyed this bike path over all four seasons. several miles along Lake Champlain offer lovely views alternating between wooded sections. A good part of the charm is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Roseland, New Jersey
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Roseland, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have enjoyed this bike path over all four seasons. several miles along Lake Champlain offer lovely views alternating between wooded sections. A good part of the charm is seeing how so many folks of different ages and gear sophistication all drink this all in as little piece of paradise. There also are a few sections, minor really, where the... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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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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