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Recreation Paths and Rail Trails

Explore Towns, Waterfronts and Countryside

Vermont's 18 rail trails and public paths are great low-impact ways to explore downtowns, scenic views and Vermont's waterfronts. In total, the Green Mountains are home to 130 miles of rail trails. The whole family can enjoy the paths at any pace, from a leisurely stroll to cycling at a clip, and there's something for everyone to see and do along the way, like cafes, local businesses and public parks. Stop to enjoy craft beer, an energizing snack or simply to admire the view. Burlington's Waterfront Park is loved by visitors and Vermonters alike, along with the Stowe Recreation Path, the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the Cross Vermont Trail and the striking waterfront views on the Colchester Causeway, among other stops. 

Learn more about Vermont's efforts to turn railroads into public trails.
Vermont State Bike Map.

Vermont State Bike Map

Looking for an easy way to view all of the bike friendly routes Vermont has to offer? Download the Vermont state bike map for easy planning and enjoy a cycling trip in the Green Mountains.

Family on a winter walk

Fun for the Whole Family

Vermont is the perfect destination for families, with plenty to appeal to all ages and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors for all skill levels and experiences. Find your next family adventure here.

Lake Champlain Walk with Dog

Dog-Friendly Vermont

Vermont welcomes visitors with their dogs! Public lands are great places for dogs to explore, and many of our lodging properties are pet-friendly. Find accommodations and adventures for the whole family here.

Historic site in Windsor Vermont

Vermont’s Historic Downtowns

Vermont is home to 23 historic downtowns, rich with culture, beautiful architecture and the chance to immerse yourself in the experience of Vermont’s communities and villages.