Airport Park Trail

Vermont

Airport Park Trail Facts

States: Vermont
Counties: Chittenden
Length: 1.5 miles
Trail end points: Airport Road and Airport Park loop
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Gravel
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6410923
Trail activites: Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Airport Park Trail Description

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 for great birding. At the southern tip of the park, near the entrance, you can link to the Island Line Rail Trail and head north over the Colchester Causeway or south into Burlington.

Parking and Trail Access

Airport Park is located at Airport Road and Colchester Point Road.

Airport Park Trail Reviews

For cyclists, Airport Park is used mostly for an access point to the Burlington Bike Path out on the Causeway that separates Mallett's Bay from the broad lake. The gravel path circling within the park are used by walkers and joggers. However, on the west side of the park are a section of single track trails that connect with the gravel park path and boardwalk into the swamp for wildlife viewing. The trails are fairly smooth with some roots. These trails are the perfect place for kids to practice their mountain biking skills. There are many access points from the park paths and you can ride various loops to keep it interesting for a little while. There is also a little "track" in one section with a few jumps, which is also fun for the kids.

Visiting Burlington for the first time, camping in Colchester (just north). Airport Park is not at an airport but has parking for the many people who use one or more of the trails intersecting at this park. There are three trails that meet here.

One is a 4 mile trail that is a rail trail on a causeway between this area and Grand Isle. If you take this trail, at its end on the causeway, you can take a bike ferry across a short gap in the former train track and continue on the island, where this path ends but there are many sparsely traveled roads to ride on, you can ride as many miles as you want, and/or also take another ferry across the lake to New York.

Another trail leads to the waterfront in downtown Burlington. It stays near the waterfront for the entire journey. It is about 7.5 miles from Airport park to its southern terminus. Various sections were under re-hab but it is otherwise a very nice trail, and well-used especially near downtown Burlington.

The third trail extends from the park north along the Mallets Bay lake front into Colchester and includes some short stretches on city or sub-division streets, but is otherwise well-marked and pleasant. It is somewhat hilly but not unpleasantly so.

All three trails are interesting and pleasant.

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