Shelburne, VT Running Trails and Maps

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Airport Park Trail

1.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

3.5 mi
State: VT
Ballast, Cinder

Arms Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Battell Woods Trail

5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Bloomingdale Bog Trail

16 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Cambridge Greenway

1.4 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Colchester Bayside to Village Path

3.8 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Cross Vermont Trail

87.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Cross Vermont Trail (Montpelier & Wells River Trail)

22.9 mi
State: VT
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Essex Bike Paths

4.7 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Ethan Allen Park Trails

4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt

Intervale Trail

2 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Island Line Rail Trail

13.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Johnnie Brook Road Trail

0.7 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

34.2 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Marshall Avenue Bike Path

1.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Means Woods Trail

0.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Millstone Hill West Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Ballast

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

26.3 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

0.6 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Riverside Avenue Bike Path

1.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Route 127 Path

3.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Saranac Lake Recreational Path

0.52 mi
State: NY
Dirt

South Barre Bike Path

1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

South Burlington Recreation Path

26 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Stowe Recreation Path

5.5 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Swanton Recreation Path

1 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Terry Gordon Trail

1.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Williston Village Bike Paths

7.9 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Concrete

Wright Park Trail

3.8 mi
State: VT
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Airport Park Trail on Malletts Bay near Colchester traverses through Airport Park, making a loop around ball fields, a playground, tennis courts and open fields. Woodlands and nearby wetlands make...
VT 1.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
Nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermontjust a few miles from the Canadian borderis the short and easy-to-overlook Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail. But you won't want to...
VT 3.5 mi Ballast, Cinder
The Arms Park Trails are a network of woodland paths in the park behind Burlington High School and the surrounding properties of Rock Point School and Vermont's Episcopal Diocese offices. Some of the...
VT 1.4 mi Dirt
The Battell Woods Trail is a network of loops through the forest preserve, between US 7/SR 125 at the south end and Seminary Street Extension on the north end. The eastern-most segment of the trail...
VT 5 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Bloomindale Bog Trail is located in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and is used by mountain bikers and hikers. The trail follows an old rail bed, and its southern segment runs through a bog....
NY 16 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Cambridge Greenway hugs the Lamoille River through the village of Jeffersonville in northern Vermont, about 30 miles northeast of Burlington. It is a four-season trail, popular with cross-country...
VT 1.4 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Colchester Bayside to Village Path runs for nearly 4 miles along the southeast tip of Malletts Bay near Colchester Village. The path links the Malletts Bay Campground on the west end with...
VT 3.8 mi Asphalt
The Cross Vermont Trail (CVT) is a statewide route that links a number of Vermont trails and includes on-road sections. As of January 2016, 87 miles of trail are built and scattered across the state....
VT 87.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Locals lovingly describe the Cross Vermont Trail as a patchwork quilt that will ultimately form a 90-mile trail from Lake Champlain in the west to the Connecticut River in the east. A component of the...
VT 22.9 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Essex Bike Paths comprise two segments on the northeast side of Essex Junction Village, forming a spiderweb of paved routes throughout neighborhoods and a shopping mall near the intersection of...
VT 4.7 mi Asphalt
Located in Burlington’s North End, 67-acre Ethan Allen Park has approximately 4 miles of woodland trails and smaller spurs, which create nested loops around the scenic park and offer views of the...
VT 4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Intervale Trail in Burlington makes for a nice urban refuge from the city bustle. The trail traverses the bottomlands along the Winooski River through a farmland cooperative (the Intervale...
VT 2 mi Dirt
Update: As of September 2019, the Colchestor Causeway is closed for major repairs following damage from washouts. It will reopen in May 2020. Check the Colchester Parks & Recreation website for...
VT 13.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Though just under a mile, the Johnnie Brook Road Trail is an important link in the much-longer Cross Vermont Trail system, linking Richmond and Williston. To make that connection, you must use the...
VT 0.7 mi Gravel
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is a growing, year-round trail across northern Vermont that will one day stretch 93 miles between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. The trail passes through the spine of...
VT 34.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Marshall Avenue Bike Path provides a nice nonmotorized route for linking neighborhoods with shopping in the Burlington suburb of Williston. The trail runs between Maple Tree Place and S. Brownell...
VT 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Means Woods Trail is a segment of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) and runs between Seminary Street Extension into Means Woods and the Aurora School off Peterson Terrace, east of the downtown...
VT 0.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Millstone Hill West Bike Path connects the charming communities of Graniteville and Websterville in central Vermont. The trail is part of the Central Vermont Path, a proposed trail network to...
VT 2.4 mi Asphalt, Ballast
Saint Albans used to be called Rail City for all the train traffic it saw, but it could be known as Rail-Trail City now. The town sits at the front door of the Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail, among the...
VT 26.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Montpelier Recreation Path, which follows the Winooski River in downtown Montpelier, is currently divided into two paved pathways: Winooski West and Winooski East on either side of the North...
VT 1.7 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Niquette Bay State Park has a series of trails, most of which are open to foot traffic and cross-country skiers only. Bikes are allowed on the Allen Trail, which runs between the parking area and the...
VT 0.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Riverside Avenue Bike Path parallels Riverside Avenue (on the north side) between Winooski Avenue and Mill Street at Colchester Avenue bridge. The path provides an off-road route for those wanting...
VT 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Route 127 Path parallels State Route 127 between Ethan Allen Park and Manhattan Drive in Burlington's Old North End. The path links suburbs and parks, and passes by the Ethan Allen Homestead,...
VT 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Saranac Lake Recreational Path is a .52 mile rail with trail in the village of Saranac Lake. The path begins at Brandy Brook Avenue on the south side of the rail corridor that is used by the...
NY 0.52 mi Dirt
The South Barre Bike Path is a paved trail approximately 1 mile long, running from Bridge Street in south Barre to Fairview Street in Barre City. The path passes the Barre City Elementary and Middle...
VT 1 mi Asphalt
Residents in South Burlington formed a grassroots coalition in the late 1980s to create a safer way to travel within Burlington’s extensive system of parks, schools, and neighborhoods. In the early...
VT 26 mi Asphalt
The Stowe Recreation Path encapsulates the best parts of Vermont mountain life. During summer the vegetation is lush and green, and the nearby West Branch Little River keeps the trail cool and...
VT 5.5 mi Asphalt
Although only a mile, the Swanton Recreation Path, completed in 2009, offers a scenic gravel pathway that includes a connection to the Swanton History Museum (a rehabilitated train station) and...
VT 1 mi Gravel
This multi-use community trail is a hit with locals, and it appeals to visitors—especially those with a yen for military history. Plattsburgh, New York, has figured in this country's war history from...
NY 1.6 mi Asphalt
Nature and history enthusiasts will delight in the Ti-Haul Trail and Shelburne Bay Park Rec Path, two short but scenic trails linked by a pleasant 104-acre park in Shelburne, Vermont. Forming an...
VT 2.5 mi Gravel
The Williston Village Bike Path links neighborhoods, schools, parks, shopping areas, and restaurants in the suburban town of Williston via a collection of connector trails. The eastern 1.2-mile...
VT 7.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Wright Park Trail forms a loop over nearly 4 miles (not all shown on the map) throughout the heavily wooded Wright Park. The White Circle Trail follows Otter Creek River, and along here you'll pass...
VT 3.8 mi Dirt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Stowe Recreation Path

Stowe Rec Path

September, 2019 by paulbroderick41

My wife and I drove up from NYC On Fri morning to ride this trail. Parking was easy in a public lot on Weeks Hill Rd off Mountain Rd. The Path crosses Weeks Hill Rd and we road from there towards the mountain. You cross the road once and several bridges over a river. We were lucky it was a Friday and the trail was empty. There are a few spots where the path is narrow so if it were crowded it could be an issue. Heading towards the mountain it is a slight uphill so when you come back there are places were you Chan coast for a while if you wish.

Island Line Rail Trail

Great trail - cause way section closure

September, 2019 by tn1637

We had a great ride on most of the trail today. A heads up to all that the causeway section is closed for repairs until May of 2020. Work is currently being performed around Las Island at mile 10 on the trail. We look forward to riding the entire trail when we pass through Vermont again in 2020.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Great trail, very scenic

August, 2019 by Ratbas

Probably my favorite non-paved trail. The eastern section has a steady climb going all the way through, nothing hideous but you definitely maintain awareness of it. Also even by rail trail standards it does to feel a bit too straight and green-tunnelish.

The western section is far more scenic with a better variety of climbs and drops. Looking forward to watching the development of this trail. Don't pay too much attention to Google Maps as I think it's a bit behind on what's currently complete.

I'll agree with other reviewers who feel that there are minimal amenities on the trail itself, but there are a few options for places to eat and other points of interest not too far off of it. One of my favorites are the painted silos in Jeffersonville (you can also find a convenience store nearby if you need one).

Accordion

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

Susan, Fullerton, CA.

August, 2019 by mcryans@sbcglobal.net

We rode parts of this trail in Sept. 2018 with a Road Scholar group out of Sutton, Quebec. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I especially enjoyed seeing the maple trees with their tap lines set up. That ride has become one of my mental go to places when I need an escape from everyday reality!

Stowe Recreation Path

Stowe Rec trail

August, 2019 by heykimbers

This is a beautiful trail but it is very narrow unlike Rail to Trails. On a busy weekend day it was a bit frustrating to ride this trail. There are many bridges but they aren't wide enough for bikes going both ways, never mind the walkers. It was also difficult on the bridges to see who was coming the other way so I ended up walking across the 10 bridges after a close collision.

Recommend going during the week when the trail may be quieter. It is a beautiful trail - but there are others in the area that can offer a better riding experience.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Trail is growing a little bit more, and another big trestle has been added

July, 2019 by bobwhite

The Lamoille Valley Railtrail is a wonderful trail. I ride this trail a lot, usually once a week in the summer. I ride the two main sections ST J to West Danville and Morrisville to Cambridge Junction, both about 17 miles long.

There's some good news, this new section is just 1.5 miles long, stretching from the Mississiquoi Rail Trail intersection to Bridge Street in Sheldon, but this short section contains the longest original railroad bridge with great new decking on it. Best for now to ride this section in conjunction with a Mississiquoi trail ride for now.
Hopefully the complete 93 mile Lamoille Valley Railtrail will be totally completed in a few years, along with the existing 26 mile Mississiquoi RT, northern Vermont will offer some great rail-trails!

Millstone Hill West Bike Path

Nice Run

July, 2019 by cbroman

It is a little short at 1.4 miles but a nice trail. If you are a flat lander like me, the hills can be a little bit of a challenge but not bad.

Island Line Rail Trail

Amazing views of Lake Champlain

July, 2019 by godsmelissa

This trail was amazingly beautiful. My family and I kept stopping to take in the scenery. The nice volunteer at the ferry on the end stated it was 4miles from Airport Park- where we started to the end where you catch the bike ferry- for a nominal cost, which we chose not to as it was only 1 more paved mile on south hero island then all road- we had children in a trailer and it wasn’t for us to continue. Some spots on the trail had good washout and was marked w/ caution cones and even some areas were one way accessible at a time to opposing traffic. Everyone we encountered were all courteous to this and we had no issues in waiting or riding on. There was some hills leaving Airport Park and a marked rd crossing but again no issues. As well it was packed dirt and some grass areas. This trail is heavily traveled with foot traffic as well and many ppl walking dogs too. Well worth a visit. The playground at airport park was fun and the bathrooms were open too so that was good. Our trip was the second weekend in June. The weather had a nice breeze and sun all day but in that area it is still considered out of season till end of June

Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

Accessibility of Allen Trail

June, 2019 by cari4

My daughter, who uses a power scooter, and I decided to check out how accessible Niquette Bay State Park is yesterday. First, we were greeted warmly and mentioned that we were looking to use their accessible trails. We were told that there was really only one trail that we could access, which was the Allen Trail. It is about a half-mile long and is a beautiful setting. It doesn't take long and little effort to be one with nature for a while. I recommend this trail if you are looking for a nice stroll in the woods. You cannot get to the water from any trail in this park if you are looking to do so from the accessible trail. It is a beautiful park and you could bring a picnic lunch and eat at their picnic tables. Enjoy!!

Island Line Rail Trail

Island Line Trail via a loop ride

June, 2019 by sschwinn

I rode the trail last weekend via a loop utilizing routes 2 and 127. I parked in Niquette Bay State Park and rode a clockwise loop, meeting the trail at Leddy Park- about 35 miles in all.
The paved portion of the trail north of Burlington is excellent and suitable for any bike type.
The causeway is a wonderful ride but due to loose stone and gravel not suitable for a road bike. I struggled in parts on my cyclocross bike. It can be especially tricky when there are wobbly riders coming in the other direction as the causeway can be pretty narrow in spots.
The ferry operates Friday- Sunday at this time of year (check the website) and was $8 for a one way trip.
I intended to check out Sand Bar State Park on the way back but it was closed due to high water in Lake Champlain!

Island Line Rail Trail

Absolutely the best

June, 2019 by yiwang100

This is the most beautiful and unique trail in the world. The conditions are perfect for biking as well as walking. The short ferry ride only adds its charming. I just cannot say more how much I like it. Don't miss it.

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

Historic Trail

January, 2019 by smithvt1

I live in Sheldon on the trail and walk it most every day. It is not only a natural wonder it is also an historic wonder with many signs of Sheldon's past along the trail. Perhaps we will be able to mark some of those or map them out for your convenience.

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