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Vermont has bike trails, tours, and equipment for a fun biking vacation

Vermont offers plenty of biking for people of all ages and abilities. VT has biking trails, some on old rail trails, biking tours, bike rentals and gear and equipment. Biking can be a great fun family vacation with the kids. When your appetite begins to roar, tuck in to the menu at a satisfying Vermont diner.

290 Route 100 North West Dover, VT, 05356 Phone: 802-464-2472 Toll-Free: 800-745-3615

Home Base for the Perfect Outdoor Adventure

Our inn, situated along scenic VT Route 100, is an ideal accommodation for any outdoor enthusiast! We are just minutes from Mount Snow resort (home to some of the East's best downhill biking) and a network of cross country mountain bike trails that run throughout our picturesque valley. Bring your extended family and make it a reunion, or try your mystery-solving skills by joining the Green Mountain Adventure Challenge.

Total Length: 26 Miles

This path provides bicyclists with a new and exciting way to experience the beauty of Vermont. The trail (which is not continuous but contains stretches of up to 4.5 miles of uninterrupted paved path) takes bikers all over the city, through neighborhoods and commercial districts, to corn fields and the banks of beautiful Lake Champlain. Trail Map

Total Length: 30 Miles

The Cross Vermont Trail is a work in progress; a projected 90 mile path connecting towns across the state from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River. There are currently 30 miles of completed trail suitable for bicycling; however, tires with higher-grade tread are recommended, as some of the trail is gravel. Trail Maps

The East Branch Trail is a 5-mile backcountry pathway built on a former logging railroad bed. The remote, heavily wooded trail lies just north of the Searsburg Reservoir and Deerfield River in the Green Mountain National Forest. At either end, you can connect to the Catamount Trail (Section 3), a 300-mile cross-country skiing route that spans the length of Vermont.
Trail access:
From Wilmington, travel 5 miles west on Route 9 to Somerset Road. Turn north onto and travel about 2 miles to the East Branch Trailhead.

A 3.5 mile multi-use pathway on a former railroad bed parallel to the West River. The Lower Section of the West River Trail begins in Brattleboro near the Marina restaurant and follows the West River to the old granite quarry in Dummerston.The trail is flat and dry. It is popular with runners, bikers, and walkers. About one mile from the Marina trailhead is the Riverstone Preserve, which protects the floodplain forest and the ecosystem found here.
Roads around West Dummerston can be used in combination with the West River Trail for extended bicycle riding. From the Marina Trailhead, you can pedal out the West River Trail and then follow Rice Farm Road and Quarry Road to the West Dummerston Covered Bridge. There is a park-and-ride lot on the west side of the bridge, just off VT-30. The distance is 6 miles one way, and the route is level.
Trail access:
♦ South Londonderry trailhead: Take State Route 100 into South Londonderry. Turn south on North River Street and follow it to the end of the road.
♦ Jamaica State Park trailhead: From South Londonderry, take State Route 100 into Jamaica and turn left onto Depot Road. Follow Depot Road to the entrance of the state park.
♦ Black Mountain trailhead: In Dummerston, from Route 30, turn onto the Green Iron Bridge. At the far side of the bridge, turn right (south) onto Rice Farm Road. The trailhead is a half mile from the bridge on the left (west) side of the road.
♦ Marina trailhead: In Brattleboro, from Putney Road (Route 5), make a hard right onto Spring Tree Road (just before the bridge over the West River). Continue for a half mile to the trailhead. Trail map.

Total Length: 7.6 Miles

Burlington's Waterfront Bike Path is a 7.6 mile recreational route that runs from the southern end of Burlington at Oakledge Park to the northern end at the Winooski River, where it connects via the bike path bridge to the Colchester Bike Path. The Bike Path rides along the Lake Champlain shoreline, offering wonderful views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains to the west.  The bike path links six major waterfront parks, along with the Burlington High School and the central Waterfront district.

Total Length: 3.5 Miles

This trail's 3.5-mile path crosses slightly rolling terrain through agricultural farmland and patchy marshland from Alburg Village to 100 yards west of the railway trestle over Lake Champlain at East Alburg. The cinder and gravel surface allows for year-round activities. Limited parking is available at the cul-de-sac adjacent to the beginning of the trail in Alburg.

Total Length: 26.4 Miles

Standing in the former tracks of the Central Vermont Railway, the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail continues an historic link between St. Albans, Sheldon, Enosburgh, East Berkshire, and Richford. Farm-to-village commerce and international trade flowed through the corridor along a plank road in the late 1800s. It continued by rail until a derailment permanently closed the route in 1984. The State of Vermont and local citizens began converting the corridor to a multi-use trail in the early 1990s. Many traces of the railroad “Milk Run” days still exist along the trail for you to discover, including train stations, rail sidings, and creamery foundations.
This 10-foot wide multi-use path is paved mostly with crushed limestone, with a relatively level grade. See website for access points. Trail Map

Total Length: 22.3 Miles

The Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail stretches over 20 miles of western Vermont, tracing the former path of the old Delaware & Hudson Rail line. Cyclists will enjoy the trail more with higher-grade tire treads, as much of the path is paved only with sand and gravel. The trail boasts sweeping views of open farmland, streams and rivers, and all the small towns in between. It can be accessed in Castleton at Castleton State College on Seminary Street; in Poultney on Bentley Street; and in West Rupert on Hebron Road.

Lye Brook Wilderness Manchester, VT Phone:

The 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 former logging railroad up a slope that runs alongside the Lye Brook.
Trail access:
Parking is available at the northern end of the trail at the end of Lye Brook Access Road. The trailhead is located to the east of the parking lot. Trail map.

Total Length: 5.3 Miles

Completed in 1989, this 5.3-mile paved trail starts in Stowe Village, next to the Stowe Congregational church, winds its way through the woods and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges. Numerous shops, lodges, and restaurants are accessible from the path. Trail Map