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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Island Line Trail - Burlington VT to (almost) South Hero island

Hop on the spectacular 12-mile trail along Lake Champlain. The Island Line cruises through Burlington’s waterfront and scoots out on the Colchester Causeway three miles into the middle of the lake! Public beaches, natural areas, and scenic vistas abound.

A new bridge dedicated in 2004 replaced the Winooski River bike ferry!

Come explore Vermont’s most popular multi-use trail. Stop into ECHO, the museum of Lake Champlain. Have a picnic lunch out on the causeway. Go for a swim. See below for a list of trailheads.

Bicycling, running, walking and inline skating are all popular trail activities. Please note: the 5 miles of trail in Colchester are unpaved and are not recommended for inline skates or road bikes with narrow tires.

Get A Trail Map: Pick one up at Local Motion and area outdoor shops, or order it on-line through Lake Champlain Bikeways.

Trail Updates: Find out about efforts to improve and extend the trail. Advocates are exploring the concept of a Burlington to Montreal trail – connecting to Quebec’s fabulous Route Verte bikeway network.

Island Line History: Learn about the Rutland Railroad’s Island Line for which the trail was named. More information >>

Trail Ferry Schedule: Click here for the latest news about the development of Allen Point ferry service across the cut in the Colchester/South Hero causeway.

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