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Burlington Bike Path

Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
+1 802-864-0123
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Terrific bike path for a pleasant, easy ride

Bikes are readily available near this very attractive mostly-level paved waterfront rail-trail bike... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HMac_2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Rent bikes and enjoy!

This is a wonderful bike trail along the lake. It has lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nate W
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Upland, California
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“south hero” (60 reviews)
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“easy ride” (37 reviews)
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Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bikes are readily available near this very attractive mostly-level paved waterfront rail-trail bike path, for free at many of the harbor area hotels or for rent near the path. We set off on a cool early June afternoon and rode about 11 miles, from near...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful bike trail along the lake. It has lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery. We rented bikes at Local Motion for $19 apiece at 4pm, good for two hours until they close at 6pm.

1  Thank Nate W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful bike path along the shores of Lake Champlain that also gets you to all the parks - Oakledge, Waterfront, North Beach & Leddy. Connects to the fabulous Colchester Causeway Bike path (north end closed due to storm damage, but repairs scheduled to be done...More

1  Thank betsyvt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike path is so nice and well make. The views are beautiful. I would have given a 5 star but there was some storm damage towards the end and we were unable to complete the path. Maybe next time!

2  Thank Jennyregs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was blown away by this bike path and the renovation that was done since the last time I was in Burlington. Definitely worth a bike ride or stroll along the lake!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great paved bike path! Mainly flat but some gradual inclines, gorgeous views along the way. Definitely an asset to Burlington & a path I’d happily cycle again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm an avid road biker who logs 3000-4000 miles a summer and normally can't stand bike paths but the Burlington Bike Path is probably the nicest one I've ever been on. I have ridden dozens of bike paths throughout the world despite my aversion to...More

4  Thank Scott R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live less than a mile away, and walk on it most days. I think I will start riding on it too as it is so much improved, it used to be very bumpy, but now smooth as silk. In a way I wish they...More

1  Thank Pixelvt
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This path is quite long, but bikers, runner, walkers all share the same path, which can be hazardous. I know from a bad experience riding my bike here and trying to avoid a runner - my bike hit the side of a bridge and i...More

2  Thank dinervt11
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful bike path that stretches for 5-7 miles through Burlington, cutting through Waterfront park and running North along the lake for 5 miles. The path continues into Colchester and connects to other paths there. This is a great way to see Lake...More

3  Thank VT_Traveler802
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jade g
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Lauren S | Reviewed this property |
We booked on Hotwire and found a suite for 100$ cad a night :) try booking the same day!
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Arturo V
August 3, 2017|
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Response from cpurdye | Reviewed this property |
Local Motion has them. They are located south along the trail from ECHO Lake Aquarium
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Christy G
July 8, 2017|
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Response from cpurdye | Reviewed this property |
Local Motion has good bikes for rent south of ECHO Lake Aquarium along the trail. Singles and tandems. They are open earliest on Sunday morning.
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