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Rebuilt North Section of Burlington Bike Path

The north section of Burlington's bike path is an extremely high quality recreation path for use by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
If you’re looking for the bike ride of a lifetime, this is it.

Vermont’s Island Line Rail Trail, formerly known as the Burlington Bikeway, stretches 14 glorious... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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.
Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The north section of Burlington's bike path is an extremely high quality recreation path for use by all people using all manner of transportation except motor vehicles (rehab of south section underway). Stop signs at cross streets keep racing enthusiasts from getting carried away, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vermont’s Island Line Rail Trail, formerly known as the Burlington Bikeway, stretches 14 glorious miles from end to end starting in Burlington’s Oakledge Park and ending on Martin Road in South Hero. The trail caters to every audience. It’s wide and flat enough to be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rode 24 miles on my bike from the University of Vermont to the ferry service on the causeway. I even saw a tortoise! So fun in good weather. It was fun riding though downtown Burlington on College st. A good trail! I went on...More

Thank Mia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rent bikes from a local bike shop and rode along the trail. Very scenic trail with marbles as base. Great to watch boats. Downside is there were a lot of mosquitoes.

Thank Cyfer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t sure why this bike path was rated so high until we did it ourselves. Beautiful views of Lake Champlain, a spot to walk down into the water, and a flat paved path. We rented bikes at a store on the trail near the...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Burlington bike path is a hidden gem. Going from the south end of Burlington, you can in the summer bicycle all the way to North Hero, using the bike ferry. They have just put money into refurbishing the path and its smoother and easier...More

Thank jkristel61
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Solid bike path with dozens of people riding and running even on a dreary rainy day. Runs along Lake Champlain and an old railroad bed. Easy access to lots of downtown streets

Thank brianmclark
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this bike trail. Flat and easy. Great views of the lake - uncluding part of the ride that goes across a causeway to Grand Isle (with an option to ferry back to downtown). Note: Check current status of the causeway - as storm...More

Thank roinuj63
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a great couple of hours on a very cold day following this path and then along the causeway which was extremely windy but what a view would recommend.

Thank tetchy
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Nice bike path in general. We enjoyed the work out equipment located along the way. This trail allows you very near the lake.

Thank ManitouExpert
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from Michela Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It would be best to call the local bike shops for availability: Local Motion and Burlington Segways are 2 shops.
September 15, 2018|
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Response from Lara S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is approximately 15 miles from end to end. You can, however, pick it up in multiple spots to make it longer or shorter.
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a couple places within a couple of blocks of Waterfront Park. North Star Sports and Local Motion.