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A simply great feature of Burlington VT

The bike path is wonderful in every way possible! A great place to walk, run, bike, rollerblade... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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Locals' Favorite: Burlington Bike Path

Local Vermonters know and love this best kept secret. The path is great for biking, skating... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Burlington, Vermont
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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
+1 802-864-0123
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

The bike path is wonderful in every way possible! A great place to walk, run, bike, rollerblade, swim, fish, hang out, play with your dog. It is safe, clean and well maintained. Going along the causeway is sooo beautiful on a sunny day, no matter...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julieo593
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Local Vermonters know and love this best kept secret. The path is great for biking, skating, running, or strolling with views of the majestic Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. It's free and a great destination for old and young alike.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank STR57
Reviewed 4 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DayTrip277391
Reviewed 24 November 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
31  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 9 November 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank miapapageorge
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cyfer
Reviewed 8 November 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elizabethsN1502PO
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jkristel61
Reviewed 2 November 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brianmclark
Reviewed 26 October 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank roinuj63
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27 September 2018|
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Response from Beach523 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It would be best to call the local bike shops for availability: Local Motion and Burlington Segways are 2 shops.
16 September 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.
2 September 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.