Island Line Trail

The Island Line Trail is a 14-mile (23 km) rail trail in northwest Vermont. It comprises the Burlington Bike Path (Burlington), Causeway Park (Colchester) and the Allen Point Access Area (South Hero). The trail follows the route of the Rutland Railroad's Island Line, built in 1901. The northern 3 miles of the trail are located on a causeway that crosses from Colchester to South Hero. A seasonal ferry carries cyclists and pedestrians across the 200-ft gap (boat channel) in the causeway near the trail's northern end.

Type: Rail Trail
Length: 14.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Railtrail along the east shore of Lake Champlain in western Vermont, connecting the towns of Burlington, Colchester, and South Hero.
States: Vermont
Counties: Chittenden, Grand Isle
Latitude: 44.52658   Longitude: -73.27141

Many access points in Burlington, Colchester, and South Hero, Vermont. Southern terminus at Oakledge Park off Flynn Ave in Burlington. Northern terminus off Martin Road in South Hero.


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Additional Details

Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2005

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: Island Line Trail Map
Website: Local Motion

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
Kevin Rose
Trailside Center Manager
Local Motion
1 Steele Street
STE 103
Burlington , VT 05401
(802) 652-2453



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