Lake Champlain and mountain views frame Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. Burlington is a hot spot for all types of athletes, because of its outdoorsy vibe, close proximity to the mountains, and endless supply of biking and hiking trails. The Church Street Marketplace is the commercial center of this bustling and compact small city. This is a guide to the best places to run in Burlington, Vermont.
Burlington’s running centerpiece is the 13-mile Island Line Trail along Lake Champlain. There is also a growing network of bike paths, which are great for running. The Catamount outdoor center in nearby Williston and the trails of Shelburne Farms are other area running highlights. Burlington is also home to the Vermont City Marathon, which brings runners from far and wide to race on this gorgeous albeit brutal route.