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Burlington Bike Path

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Address: Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-864-0123

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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Amazing views

The bike path was flat and went close to the lake. The views were breath taking of the Lake on this nice sunny day. Such a relaxing ride.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Yorkville, New York
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Yorkville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bike path was flat and went close to the lake. The views were breath taking of the Lake on this nice sunny day. Such a relaxing ride.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Burlington's got some of the best urban bicycling in the country. Miles of trails that extend along the beaches of Lake Champlain, connecting parks, passing by restaurants and winding through neighborhoods. Riding the bike path is a great way to experience large parts of Burlington while avoiding the traffic

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been driving the 3 hours to Burlington just to enjoy this wonderful Bike path. The views are simply amazing. Start at the waterfront park, and wind your way through neighborhoods, camp grounds- all along the shore. Eventually you will find yourself on a rail trail/causeway that runs through the middle of Lake Champlain. Nothing short of spectacular to... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I realize its been said before, but this is ranked number 1 on TA in things to do category, Burlington take note, this path is bumpy and not so much fun to ride on frankly. It could and should be spectacular. As you get into Colchester it gets much better but the bulk of the trail is in in the... More 

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Yachats, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A flat but varied path; soft surface over a great old railroad causeway at the north end and a nice bicycle friendly downtown. Don't miss Old Spokes Bicycles with its great display of very old bicycles.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I walked the entire lakefront bike path. The views were amazing and down by the water there were unique sculptures made out of rock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This follows the old railway track and is a good for cyclists as it as away from traffic. It is still under construction at the moment. Also watch out for pedestrians as you share the path with them.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to go all the way out to get to the best part, the causeway across most of a part of the lake (26 mile round trip if you start at the beginning). A flat easy ride on mostly paved path, until you get to the park that leads to the causeway. If you want to continue you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first trip to the Burlington Bike Path was on a windy day, so we did not go all the way across the causeway. We had a great ride of 17 miles round trip with our son and his fiancé and will go back to finish the causeway on another day. It is a really nice path for bikers, walkers,... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bike path is in a great location and is really long and easy to travel. In particular the best part is that is goes right through downtown Burlington, brings you right along a beach, and brings you along a narrow land bridge in the lake where you can enjoy lake views on both sides of you. But the path... More 

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