Island Line Trail: One of Top 5 Rail Trails in New England

Lake Champlain’s Island Line Trail: One of Top 5 Rail Trails in New England

Lake Champlain's Island Line Trail: One of Top 5 Great Rail Trails in New England

Lake Champlain’s Island Line Trail was featured as one of the five great paved rail trails in New England by the Boston Globe. The 14-mile trail hugs the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and offers views of the Adirondack Mountains rising across Lake Champlain on the New York side.

The Central Vermont Railroad built the line, with the first train arriving in Burlington in December 1849. Oakledge Park, the starting point on the southeastern side, is one of many spots along the trail where you’ll find small beaches and picnic areas. At Roundhouse Point, you’ll start to see the first of numerous sailboats tacking across the large lake. North Beach, at the trail’s midpoint mark, is a good place to picnic along the rocky shores. One of the best features of the Burlington Bike Path (a section of the trail) is that you’re always only a block or two away from a good deli.(Read the full article here)

Learn more about The Island Line at: www.islandlinetrail.org

 

 

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