The Island Line Bike Ferry
Bike Ferry Service is back!
Governor Scott cut the ribbon on Friday June 29th, to officially reopen the Colchester Causeway. Reconstruction of the storm damaged causeway is complete....
and it's beautiful.
We operate 7 days a week, 10am to 6:00pm, now thru Labor Day! Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Labor Day to Columbus Day. Call Local Motion for additional information at - 802-861-2700
It's an 8 minute ride like no other in the world and brings joy and adventure to many. We are thrilled to be back in service.en Francais
A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO GOVERNOR SCOTT, SECRETARY FLYNN AND THE CREW AT VTRANS!
YOUR CONNECTION FROM THE MAINLAND TO THE CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS
BIKE FERRY SCHEDULE
The Island Line Trail is an experience unlike any other. With distant views of the Adirondacks to the west and Green Mountains to the east, the 3 mile packed gravel recreational path will lead you literally to the middle of Lake Champlain. Here, surrounded by water, you can either choose to turn around and head south back to the mainland or hop Local Motion's Island Line Bike Ferry to continue onto South Hero Island.
The Island Line Trail ranks as one of the most scenic vistas in the world and is some of the easiest riding and walking terrain in all of Vermont. Superb biking, walking, gorgeous views, trails, farms and good food await you along the Island Line Trail. Our specially equipped bike ferry, the Bill and Carole Hauke 2, will carry you comfortably across the 200 foot "cut" whether you are heading south from the Islands or north from the Burlington/ Colchester area.
Getting to the Ferry is easy. Choose to begin your ride on the waterfront in Burlington, VT (10 miles south of the Ferry), Airport Park in Colchester, VT (4 miles south of the Ferry) or South Hero Village, VT (about 5 miles north of the Ferry). The Ferry Rates & Schedule can be found here. If you are looking for route or ride inspiration, make sure you check out some of our favorite rides. If you are interested in learning about the rail to trail history, click here.
While the Island Line Bike Ferry rarely closes, don't forget to check the weather before heading out to visit!
Check out this amazing footage captured by a drone soaring above the Island Line!