Vermont Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Type

Airport Park Trail

1.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

3.5 mi
State: VT
Ballast, Cinder

Allen Point Access Area Trail

1.25 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Arms Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Battell Woods Trail

5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Beebe Spur Rail Trail

4 mi
State: VT
Gravel

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

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

23.5 mi
State: NY, VT
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

East Branch Trail (VT)

5.1 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Essex Bike Paths

4.7 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Ethan Allen Park Trails

4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt

Hoot, Toot and Whistle Trail

0.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Intervale Trail

2 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Island Line Rail Trail

14 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

Lye Brook Falls Trail

2.2 mi
State: VT
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

26.1 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone

Montpelier & Wells River Trail

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

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

South Barre Bike Path

1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

South Burlington Rec Paths

21.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Stowe Recreation Path

5.3 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Swanton Recreation Path

1 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Three Rivers Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone

Toonerville Rail-Trail

3.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Valley Trail

0.8 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

West River Trail

16 mi
State: VT
Gravel, Sand

Williston Village Bike Paths

3.6 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

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 Allen Point Access Area Trail provides a scenic route for accessing Lake Champlain in South Hero. The flat trail occupies part of the former corridor of the Rutland Railroad Island Line. The line...
VT 1.25 mi Gravel
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 Beebe Spur is a scenic 4-mile rail-trail running from northern Vermont’s Newport towards the Canadian border. It follows Lake Memphremagog for most of the way, offering outstanding views of the...
VT 4 mi Gravel
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
Accordion
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
The Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail quietly rambles over the rolling hills and farmland of western Vermont along the state’s border with New York, dipping into its western neighbor at the community of...
NY, VT 23.5 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The East Branch Trail is a 5-mile ungroomed, backcountry pathway built on a former logging railroad bed in southern Vermont's Windham County. The remote, heavily wooded trail lies just north of the...
VT 5.1 mi Gravel
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
Ethan Allen Park has more than 4 miles of woodland trails, making nested loops around the scenic park and offering views of the Green Mountains. The Adirondacks and Lake Champlain are visible from a...
VT 4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Although short, the Hoot, Toot and Whistle Trail provides an enjoyable journey through peaceful woodlands on Wilmington's west end. As you might guess, the rail-trail gets its name from the former...
VT 0.5 mi 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
One of New England's most visited and spectacular rail-trails, the Island Line Trail (formerly known as the Burlington Bikeway) skirts the waterfront in the hip college town of Burlington, strings...
VT 14 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 is a growing trail network across northern Vermont that will one day stretch 93 miles between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. When finished, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail,...
VT 34.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The heavily wooded Lye Brook Falls Trail runs for 2 miles through the Lye Brook Wilderness of the Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester. The blue-blazed hiking trail follows the bed of a...
VT 2.2 mi 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
Winding northeast from St. Albans to Richford, just south of the Vermont–Québec border, the Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail affords visitors direct access to northwest Vermont dairy country. In winter,...
VT 26.1 mi Crushed Stone
The Montpelier & Wells River Trail occupies the former right-of-way of the old Montpelier & Wells River Railroad, which originally ran for 45 miles across northeast Vermont. Called the "Granite Train"...
VT 21.8 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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
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 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
The South Burlington Rec Path actually forms a network of paved paths through the city. From urban landscapes to countryside views, the paths offer a variety for commuters and recreationists alike....
VT 21.2 mi Asphalt
The Stowe Recreation Path meanders along West Branch River, past beautiful farms and through some wooded sections. The trail crosses the creek at 10 different places along the route. There are benches...
VT 5.3 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
The Three Rivers Bike Path in St. Johnsbury is the easternmost completed section of what will become the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, a developing trail network that will stretch across northern...
VT 1.5 mi Crushed Stone
The main Shelburne Bay Rec Path runs for a little more than a mile between the parking lot on Bay Road and the Lake Champlain Yacht Club. Additional paths lead through the woods to the lake (Allen...
VT 4.5 mi Gravel
The Toonerville Rail-Trail (a.k.a. Springfield Greenway) spans 3 meticulously maintained miles from the downtown business district of Springfield southeast to the western bank of the Connecticut River...
VT 3.1 mi Asphalt
The scenic Valley Trail currently runs nearly a mile through West Dover in southern Vermont on the outskirts of the Green Mountain National Forest. Plans call for continuing the trail further north to...
VT 0.8 mi Asphalt
Following the floodplain of the West River Valley, the 16-mile West River Trail (a.k.a. Railroad Bed Trail) appeals to a wide range of trail users. The rail-trail has a nearly level surface, ideal for...
VT 16 mi Gravel, Sand
The Williston Bike Paths provide off-road routes throughout the village for linking schools, neighborhoods, parks and some shopping. The various segments themselves are not linked to one another but...
VT 3.6 mi Asphalt
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

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

Spend a Night in Enosburg Falls at New B&B

October, 2017 by chrjackson

I followed the itinerary on Traillink.com pretty much with one exception. I spent the second and third nights in Enosburg Falls at the 1906 House, a lovely newly renovated B&B in the center of town.

This is a great trail, but I suppose it is not for people who don't like crushed stone surfaces, which is practically all the trails I have ever traveled on in New England.

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

Cycled both ways.

October, 2017 by carolalexander

I give this a five for scenery and good trail conditions. The river, mountains, small towns, and the good food at the Maple City diner. We rode it both ways and there are lots of geocaches along the way. The eastern section is more open with fields and mountains. The western section is more shaded. Again, we find very few bathrooms along the rail/trails.

Island Line Rail Trail

Loved the ride across the lake

October, 2017 by carolalexander

This trail is one of our all-time favorites because of the section through the lake. Even the short ferry ride was interesting. Cannot believe how scenic, and Burlington was so neat. If I would have one negative thing to say - so few bathrooms.

Accordion

Beebe Spur Rail Trail

First time bicycling across Canadian border

October, 2017 by carolalexander

We truly love this trail and probably would have rated it a 5 if there was at least one bathroom. Also, there was a little confusion about parking. Saw the biggest snapper turtle ever. Estimate that it was 18" broad and 32" long.

Island Line Rail Trail

Burlington Greenway Project Continues

September, 2017 by mgrimmvt

I love this bike trail. It is a great resource for commuting and recreation in Colchester and Burlington. I want to share some updates on the construction. Burlington Parks & Recreation continues work on their major renovation project for this trail. The section that was done in Phase 1 is awesome. The paved 11' wide path is flanked on either side by 2' of aggregate material for runners.

Phase 2 is well under way. Paving starts September 12. Since June, there has been a detour along North Ave to bypass the section from Shore Road to North Ave Extension. The detour will be in a different section starting mid-September.

https://enjoyburlington.com/burlington-greenway-phase-2/

Updated Project Schedule:

Early Sept: Intersection reconstruction phase 2a
Mid Sept: Paving from Shore Rd. to Winooski River Bridge
Late Sept: Set up detour for Phase 2b (North Beach Campground to Shore Rd.)
Early Oct: Phase 2a (Northern section from Shore Road to Winooski River Bridge) OPENS, Phase 2b CLOSES (southern section from North Beach to Shore Road)
Mid Nov: Paving Phase 2b

Lye Brook Falls Trail

Lye Brook Falls Trail

August, 2017 by sarac7

Very rocky trail. It's labeled moderate but should be moderate/difficult. The trail is through woods with limited views. The Falls are impressively highland nice. I'm glad we went but wouldn't do it again.

Island Line Rail Trail

Detour - Aug 25 2017

August, 2017 by mmbutts

Coming from the causeway - North Ave at the water treatment plant. Have to ride on North Ave for a couple of miles - either on road or sidewalk. Plenty of signs letting you know where to go.

Well used rail trail - a lot of walkers down by the skate park and waterfront park.

Cross Vermont Trail

See other trail

August, 2017 by youker

The completed sections of this trail are on the Montpelier to Wells River Trail site and see the reviews there. Hybrid bike works fine. Youker

Montpelier & Wells River Trail

Interesting Ride

August, 2017 by youker

I have ridden this trail with a hybrid bike every August for many years since my wife's grandfather built a cabin on Lake Groton 106 years ago. No problem. The section along Lake Groton has a few rocks sticking up in the tread-way so keep your eyes peeled. Yesterday there were two trees across the trail but bike could be lifted over. It is nice territory, take your time and enjoy. Youker

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

A nice sunny day

August, 2017 by renea.sparks

We walked from Berts Boats up to the Back inTime antique store. It was six miles to and from.

Island Line Rail Trail

Construction Complete

August, 2017 by drpubdef

The construction mentioned in previous reviews is now complete.

Lye Brook Falls Trail

Lye Brook Falls Vermont

July, 2017 by rasteidel

Nice 4 plus mile hike for someone 72. Friendly people on the trail and neat falls. Would consider it moderate.

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