The South Burlington Rec Path is a network of paved paths through the city, totaling 21.2 miles. There’s a wide range of landscapes it crosses — from urban to countryside. One of the main features is Overlook Park on Spear Street, which offers stunning views of Lake Champlain twice during this out and back (perfect excuse to take a quick break to take in the views).
Our route covers 7 miles round trip of this path, starting at South Burlington High School, which has a large parking lot open to the public during non-school hours. From there you’ll go down Dorset Street, with a serious climb in the beginning, making your first mile tough but rewarding. At the end of the bike path on Dorset Street, you cross over into Nowland Farms neighborhood which leads out to Overlook Park. You’ll join back onto the bike path from there which leads to Szymanski Park, your turn around point. This loop highlights the prettiest views in South Burlington.
- 7 miles out and back
- 380 feet
- South Burlington High School
- Parking: South Burlington High School