Map of the Island Line Trail


Island Line Trail

Island Line Trail Vermone map area

Island Line Trail, Vermont


14 miles


paved / unpaved


Burlington, South Hero


Lake Champlain, local parks, Winooski River, Colchester Causeway, Burlington Waterfront


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The Island Line Trail is a 14-mile long paved and unpaved pathway that spans from Burlington, across the Winooski River and across a portion of Lake Champlain to reach the south end of Grand Isle. Portions of the trail were constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The trail goes past the Downtown Burlington area and along the Lake Champlain waterfront and includes the 3.5-mile long Colchester Causeway that juts out into the lake.

The trail offers charming views of the Burlington Waterfront with the marinas, parks and views across Lake Champlain. On clear days, Vermont's Green Mountains can be seen the distance.


The Island Line Trail is paved for the southern 7-miles. North of that, the trails has an improved packed gravel surface. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. There is a gap in the trail at mile 12.5 called "The Cut". To reach the other side, a ferry service is provided in summer months on certain days. Verify locally if the ferry service is available. There is an additional 1.5 mile of unpaved trail to the north of "The Cut" that reaches to Grand Isle.

Points of Interest

The Island Line Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Oakledge Park Leddy Park
King Street Dock Starr Farm Dog Park
Burlington Boathouse Rock Point School
Burlington Boardwalk North Beach Campground
Waterfront Park Winooski River Bridge
Battery Park Colchester Point
Urban Reserve Airport Park
North Beach Park Colchester Causeway
Burlington High School Allen Point
Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena Grand Isle
End Points

The south end of the Island Line Trail is located at Oakledge Park at the west end of Flynn Avenue in Burlington.

The north end of the continuous trail is located at 2.6 miles along the Colchester Causeway, north of the mainland. This point is known as "The Gap". There is ferry service for crossing the gap on specific days during the summer.

The very north end of the trail system is located at Martin Road on the south end of the Grand Isle.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Island Line Trail in Northern Vermont.