Island Line Trail

Waterfront Park, Vermont

Elevation Gain143ft
Trailhead Elevation103ft
Elevation Min/Max101/147ft
Elevation Start/End103/103ft

Island Line Trail

Island Line Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Burlington, Vermont. It is within North Beach Park, Leddy Park, and Waterfront Park. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 103 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 143 feet. The ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center museum is near the trailhead. There are also parkings. Waterfront Park Boat Launch, U.S. Coast Guard Station, and other parkings and the Texaco Beach can be seen along the trail. There are also trees, a camp site, and woods along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Waterfront Bike Path and Waterfront Bike Path.

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Best Rail Trails New England (Falcon Guides)
Cynthia Mascott
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"The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of all ages." Read more
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair
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"Bike from the urban core of Burlington past peaceful wooded shoreline to the grand causeways that cross Lake Champlain—all on level-graded, dedicated bike paths! This delightful bike trip has so many highlights: a flat, easy grade for the duration, a beautiful wooded shoreline ride, interesting stops and beaches along the way, a giant causeway that slices through Lake Champlain, and a bike ferry connecting sections of the causeway. The path is paved for most of the way, and the causeway is fine-packed stone dust. Any type of bike will be able to make the trip, and even the youngest bikers will have a great time on shorter sections. There is some street cycling on this route, but all street sections of the Island Line Trail south of Grand Isle are on quiet residential streets, are marked clearly, and have separate lanes for bikes; north of Grand Isle some sections are along a state highway with a shoulder and are recommended only for older or more experienced bikers." Read more

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Trail Information

Waterfront Park
Nearby City
North Beach Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Skating, Fishing
Additional Use
Burlington Parks and Recreation, 802-864-0123, parks/bikepath1.cfm; Local Motion, 802-861-2700,
Local Contacts
USGS Burlington, Colchester, and Colchester Point quads;
Local Maps

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Dec 2018