The Island Line Trail consists of three segments (Burlington Bike Path, the Colchester Causeway, and the Allen Point Access on South Hero Island) along Lake Champlain. The highlights of our trip were the bike ferry (across a 200 foot gap where an old railroad trestle once stood), and the 2.5 mile causeway ride with beautiful views of the lake and both the Adirondack and Green Mountains. (Detailed map and photos below.)
Island Line Trail
Location: Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (Burlington area) (See map)
Distance: 14 miles
Surface: Paved and gravel
LocalMotion Trailside Center
At Burlington are several parks and the historical waterfront, here the trail is called the Burlington Bikeway. It's about 6 miles to the Causeway, in Colchester, VT.
The highlight of the trip... Lake Champlain at your feet, mountain backdrop - spectacular! The Colchester Causeway runs 2.5 miles to The Cut, where the ferry then runs its 200 feet across to South Hero Island and Allen Point Access. Note: The ferry is seasonal, running Friday-Sunday in the spring and daily in the summer (check website for schedules).
After debarking the ferry, it's another 1.25 miles along Allen Point Access on South Hero Island to the trail end at Martin Road.
LocalMotion - Island Line Trail and Bike Ferry