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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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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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Beautiful ride!!!!

My wife and I took our new "Mini Bikes" on this bike path recently. Is a beautiful ride from Oakledge park up to south hero. nearly all of it is paved. A lot of it is right on the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our new "Mini Bikes" on this bike path recently. Is a beautiful ride from Oakledge park up to south hero. nearly all of it is paved. A lot of it is right on the waterfront just gorgeous! We didn't go the whole way on her first ride but by the time we went back-and-forth it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I made a point to do this trail as many times as I Could during my time in Burlington. The scenery was breathtaking! It's an easy ride and even anyone who doesn't bike often would be totally comfortable. I highly recommend! 😃

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Thank drennaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed this path and it was relatively easy. I hardly exercise but I was able to do this easily and I loved the causeway where you ride with the lake surrounding you. I stopped for a little to dip my feet in the water and it was refreshing. I would do it again.

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Thank Gina K
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This path is paved and runs along the lake front of Lake Champlain. Traffic consists of walkers, skaters, and bikers. Everyone seems very nice. Short walk to Church Street market place. Great views of the lake. Plenty of places to stop for a bite.

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Thank Limulus49
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bike path seems like a no brainer in retrospect, but I couldn't have envisioned it when I lived in Burlington. The path along and through the lake is simply spectacular.

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boston, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend for mountain bikes not as fantastic for road bikes. There are several rough patches and part of the path, heading south from Burlington waterfront, turns into dirt. Very popular with runners too. Views are spectacular!

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southern US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented bikes from Local Motion (a non-profit bike advocacy organization) and biked almost the entire length of the bike path which is a rails-to-trails accomplishment. The views over the lake are stunning. The southern terminus is a lovely park with views of the red stone ledges that make up much of the geology of the Burlington area. The downtown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved, loved, loved the bike trails in Burlington. Despite the drizzle most of the weekend we managed to bike about 40 miles total and covered all 14+ miles of the trail along Lake Champlain, including the ferry ride.

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Thank Cyndi555
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful bike path devoid of vehicle traffic. Lovely views and a fairly easy ride. We rented comfortable bikes from a vendor right on the lakefront .... all in all this was a really cool way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank Sandi P
Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did only part of the trail but really enjoyed our experience. This is perfect for families with children or those looking for an easy bike ride. We parked at the airport park in Colchester. Parking was easy and secure. From here we took an easy pedal north to the causeway which takes you out into Lake Champlain. A beautiful... More 

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