Traveling 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). If you are looking for a 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.
Reminder: While the Island Line Bike Ferry rarely closes, don't forget to check the weather before heading out to visit!
About the Trail
The Island Line Trail is an experience unlike any other. With distant views of the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east, the 3 miles 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 terrains 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.