The Island Line Trail is one of New England’s most visited and spectacular rail-trails. It borders the waterfront in the city of Burlington and strings together several shoreline parks in a linear path to offer spectacular views of Lake Champlain and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The trail is relatively flat and starts at Oakledge Park on Flynn Street in southern Burlington, which offers plenty of parking and amenities. From there route travels along the waterfront to North Beach, which is the 3.3 mile marker and offers remarkable views of the lakeside fall foliage.
The full trail is 14 miles and features a unique and scenic trip out over the lake on a marble causeway. A seasonal bike ferry run by Local Motion is located at the end of the causeway and brings travelers over to South Hero.