Island Line Trail - Trail Info


Waterfront views of Lake Champlain from Burlington to Colchester. Numerous parks and natural areas along the way, a trail bridge over the mouth of the Winooski River, and Colchester's Causeway Park. Restrooms are available at Oakledge Park, Perkins Pier, the waterfront Boathouse, the Skate Park, North Beach, Leddy Beach, Charlie's Boathouse and Airport Park.

Uses: Cross Country Skiing Inline Skating Paved Biking Walking

Amenities: Restroom

Length: 12.5 miles

Surface: The southern 8 miles are paved.  The northern 5 miles have a crushed stone surface.

Trail Conditions: The 5 miles of trail in Colchester at the north end of the trail have a crushed stone surface and are not recommended for road bikes with narrow tires.

Trailheads, Parking and Restrooms:

Mile Location Services

Oakledge Park
(2 Flynn Ave, Burlington)

Parking ($5 in summer), restrooms, swimming


Union Station
(1 King St, Burlington)

Parking ($0.50 an hour) in garage at bottom of King Street, restrooms at Local Motion


North Beach
(9 Institute Rd, Burlington)

Parking ($5 in summer), restrooms, swimming, snackbar, camping


Leddy Park
(290 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington)

Parking ($5 in summer), restrooms, swimming


Airport Park
(201 Colchester Point Rd, Colchester)

Parking (free), restrooms, Log Schoolhouse Information Center and Museum


Get A Trail Map & Ride the Bike Ferry

ilt map coverPick up and Island Line Tril map at the Local Motion Trailside Center or download the PDF here!


Don't forget the Island Line Bike Ferry runs across the Cut in the Colchester Causeway, taking you to the beautiful Champlain Islands!


Click here to learn about the Bike Ferry schedule and to plan your next trip! 


Bike Ferry Docking



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Local Motion Members provided the pedaling talent for this tourism commercial filmed on the Colchester Causeway.

Charlie's Boat House

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