Colchester Bayside to Village Path

Vermont

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Colchester Bayside to Village Path Facts

States: Vermont
Counties: Chittenden
Length: 3.8 miles
Trail end points: Bay Rd. and Hollow Creek Creek Dr. and W. Lakeshore Dr. at E. Lakeshore Dr. (Colchester)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6410970
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Colchester Bayside to Village Path Description

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 neighborhoods, schools, some shopping and other parks.

Parking and Trail Access

Park at Malletts Bay Campground, where E. and W. Lakeshore Drives intersect. You may also be able to park at Colchester High School or Middle School (restrictions may apply) off Blakely Road.

Colchester Bayside to Village Path Reviews

My husband and I rode this trail on a Thursday morning. We parked in the Bayside Park parking lot, where E. and W. Lakeshore Drives intersect.

We found the trail to be wide, smooth and in good repair! (Kudos to whomever maintains this trail!)

The path starts through the park and continues on to the Colchester High School and Middle School off Blakely Road. This section is fairly flat. After that the hills begin!

The parts of the trail that were on the road were fine, and it didn't feel unsafe at any point. The crossing points are well marked with "Zebra" crosswalks. Where needed, there are buttons to push to make the traffic light change for safe crossing.

The section that runs along Bay Road (under Route 89) is very steep down and up.

The section through the woods, traveling FROM Bay Road is a challenging hill as well.

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