LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area

Shelburne, Vermont 05482

LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area

LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 everyone’s notion of “scenic,” but hikers attuned
to the ways of nature will find beauty in this trail.

Birders intent on expanding their list of waterfowl should especially enjoy this path tracing a channel of the LaPlatte
River from its mouth on Shelburne Bay. Across the road from a fishing access parking area, a trampled path wends through
the grass of a damp field, curls left under power lines, and enters thickets bordering the river on your left."

LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area Trip Reports

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10/24/2002
one of my favorite trails of all time. great single track and good short downhill section. i am there at least 4 days a week with my friends. great to practice time trials on. you can also go swimming in the lake at the end of the ride. 10-20 mintute loop or 20-40 minute loop. also a very very hard climb. lots of fun!!!
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Trail Information

Shelburne
Nearby City
1.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Access
The Nature Conservancy, 27 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602; (802) 229-4425
Local Contacts
USGS Burlington quad
Local Maps

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