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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.

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The Bike Shop at REI Williston

244 Retail Way Williston, VT, 05495 Phone: 802-316-3120

REI’s full-service bike shop will make sure your bike is ready to go before you hit the trails

Are you gearing up for your next biking adventure along Vermont’s scenic trails? Make sure your mountain, road, hybrid or e-bike is ready to go with a visit to the Williston REI bike shop, where expert technicians will provide a free estimate and inspection. This full-service shop offers everything from tune-ups to custom services. (Get some local tips, too, on great places to bike.) Bikes bought at REI are assembled at no charge, and the shop can also install your trunk mounted, trailer hitch, or roof-top bike rack. The store has the top brands in cycling gear, bike helmets and clothing for road and mountain bikers. Call ahead for shop hours and to schedule an appointment.
Biking by the Lake - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Ride around Lake Morey for exercise and stunning views

More and more Vermont summers include bikes and biking whether you prefer on or off road adventure and Lake Morey Resort is the perfect place to enjoy both. The 600 acre mountain lake offers space for a brisk or leisurely five-mile walk, run, or bike along a quiet winding road that traces the shoreline. Head out on the nearby roads and trails for some of the best biking in the Northeast. Year-round, you’ll enjoy clean, crisp mountain air, incredible scenery and the sound of your own breathing as you pedal slow, fast, and faster and head up or down to your heart’s content. Bring your own bike or call ahead to check out the equipment available at Lake Morey Resort.
Biking Trail - Basin Harbor - Vergennes, VT
Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

Scenic biking options are almost endless at this resort on Lake Champlain

Biking is beautiful at the Basin Harbor resort on Lake Champlain. Rent a road or mountain bike at the resort, get a trail map from the concierge and take an afternoon ride to the Champlain Bridge, coast through the woods or make the 7-mile trip into downtown Vergennes for a fun shopping excursion. Join up with the 1,600-mile network of bike routes known as the lake Champlain Bikeways, with 35 loops that meander along quiet back roads, through picturesque villages, past shoreline parks and amazing mountain and countryside scenery. Come back to the resort to dine in comfort, get a massage or just relax in your private cottage or charming lodge room. Please review our 2021 Reopening policies before placing your reservation.
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The South Burlington Recreation Path

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
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Cycle the City

local bike trails Burlington, VT Phone:

This self-guided bicycling loop guides bikers you along Lake Champlain following the Island Line Trail, also known as the Burlington Bike Path. The loop also passes through architecturally interesting and beautiful areas like the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College neighborhoods. This website will get you onto Burlington-area bike trails with every bit of detail and support you could possibly need. Cycle the City is part of the Lake Champlain Bikeways, 1,100-mile network. Map and guide.
Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail

Along local roads Castleton and Poultney, West Pawlet and Rupert, VT Phone:

This bike trail, on a former railroad bed, is 20 miles long and divided into two sections. The two sections in Vermont are separated by a length of trail in New York State. The Vermont sections stretch between between Castleton and Poultney, and between West Pawlet and Rupert. The trail passes through pretty countryside and there are places along the trail to have a picnic, fish, and stop for refreshments at stores.
The trail is open to walkers, bicyclists and horseback riders, snowshoers, skiers and snowmobiles. Trail access for the northern section is at Castleton State College or along Main Street in Castleton and in Poultney village adjacent to the old train station on Depot Street. Trail access for the southern section is at West Pawlet village on Egg Street and at the connection of Route 153 and Hebron Road.
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Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Following Route 2 and Lamoille River St. Johnsbury to West Danville, VT Phone:

At 93 miles in length, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail crosses northern Vermont from the Connecticut River Valley to Lake Champlain. This trail is open and in use in all four seasons of the year. Full trail map.
The full trail falls into twomajor sections. Phase 1A runs 15 miles through forests and past farm from St. Johnsbury to Joe’s Pond in West Danville. Map.
Section 1B covers 17 miles and follows the Lamoille River from Morrisville through Hyde Park and Johnson, linking to Cambridge Greenway and moving on to Jeffersonville. Map.
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Island Line Rail Trail

various bike trails Burlington to South Hero Island, VT Phone:

Length: 13.4 miles

This rail trail hugs the shore of Lake Champlain through public parks in Burlington and Colchester before crossing a three-mile causeway to South Hero Island. The southern terminus of the rail trail is at Oakledge Park in Burlington, which has the conveniences of parking and rest rooms, Heading north , notice the 14 granite boulders of Burlington’s Earth Clock. In four miles riders reach Delta Park and a pedestrian bridge over the mouth of the Winooski River. Hereafter the trail is called the Colchester Bike Path and Causeway. After you pass Airport Park, you come to a marble causeway lined with American elms. The 3-miles causeway ends at The Cut, where you can ride a ferry [see ferry info. After getting off the ferry, travel another half-mile to the shoreline. The trail ends at Martin Road. Trail map.
Trail end points: Austin Drive in Oakledge Park in Burlington to Martin Road in South Hero
Burlington Bike Path

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.
Lye Brook Falls Trail

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.
East Branch Trail

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.
West River Trail: Lower Section

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. It is popular with runners, bikers, and walkers. About one mile from the Marina trailhead is the Riverstone Preserve.
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.
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

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.
Cross Vermont Trail

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
Stowe Recreational Path

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.
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