The Burlington Bicycle Path

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The Burlington Bicycle Path is a multi – use pathway separated from car traffic 7.5 miles in length extending along the Lake Champlain shoreline in Burlington from Oakledge Park at the city’s southern boundary to the mouth of the Winooski River in the north. Most people staying in hotels downtown will access the path at College Street. It is a great place to jog or stroll along or you can rent a bike at Local Motion on the path just south of College Street or the Ski Rack or North Start Cyclery on Main Street. The most interesting stroll is to go north from College Street through Waterfront Park. You can visit the fishing pier just north of the Coast Guard Station or stroll all the way to North Beach, about 1.5 miles, or beyond. The northern route is more interesting by bike also. It follows the old railroad bed through North Beach and Leddy Park to the bridge across the Winooski River (about 5 miles). Beyond the bridge it is known as the Island Line Trail and extends all the way out onto the Causeway to the Lake Champlain Islands. This is the most spectacular portion of the path (world class) with great views of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and the spine of the Green Mountains in central Vermont, about 10 miles north of downtown. See the Burlington Bicycle Path as one of the nine pillars of Burlington (About Burlington tab) for an interesting history of the path and a full description.

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