Best Fishing in Vermont

This list represents the most popular fishing in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Causeway Park Rail-Trail


Imagine traversing a path built of tons of marble and rock fill, allowing you to bike, walk, or wheelchair several miles onto Lake Champlain. The Causeway Park Rail-Trail is among the most remarkable…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Colchester, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 3.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Burlington Waterfront Bikeway


The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of all ages. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Chittenden County.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Burlington, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 7.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Lake Champlain (NY / VT Border)


Short Take: 271,000 acres; both clear and dingy water, weedy shallows, islands, rocky bluffs, open water. Some believe that if the French explorer Samuel de Champlain had stayed long enough to sample…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Burlington, VT - Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (South)


A lightly wooded trail through cornfields and meadows of wild-flowers. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed cinder to gravel. Location: Rutland and Bennington Counties.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
West Pawlet, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 10.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#5. Texas Falls Recreation Area


A short exploration of a small river gorge and nearby nature trail. Barrier-free access to ?shing is also provided. Cascades tumbling through a rocky gorge lure visitors to the Texas Falls Recreation…
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Middlebury, VT - Fishing, Hiking - 1.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (North)


If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail. Currently tucked along the rural western border of Vermont, the Delaware &…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Castleton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 9.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Beebe Spur Rail-Trail


The Beebe Spur Rail-Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont woods. Surface: Packed gravel. Location: Orleans County.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Newport, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 4 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area


A short nature walk to varied wetlands from the mouth of the LaPlatte River. The riverbanks, marshes, wooded wetlands, and duckweed-choked backwaters that abound in this natural area won’t fit everyon…
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Shelburne, VT - Birding, Fishing, Hiking - 1.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Bill Sladyk Wildlife Management Area


A short walk to pristine ponds at the top of the Northeast Kingdom. Think of this hike as a nature walk without the frills. No interpretive guides, no trail signs, no route markers, no blazes, no hel…
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Derby Line, VT - Fishing, Hiking - 4.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides