Welcome to the freshly redesigned Trail Finder - Check out what's new!

Allen Point Access Area

A scenic trail offering great lake access and good fishing at "the cut" in the causeway.
Trail Activity
Length
1.2 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
South Hero (VT)
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Pets
Unknown
Fees
No

Description

This is a flat scenic trail – a great place for a walk or run. The northern 0.75-mile section is a shared-use corridor with motor vehicles. The southern half-mile section is a stunning non-motorized path that juts into Lake Champlain. Local Motion operates a seasonal "bike ferry" service for walkers and bicyclists across the 200-foot “cut” where an old turnstile bridge operated.

This is a VT Department of Fish & Wildlife Access Area. Its primary use is to provide lake access for anglers. Other uses, like walking and bicycling, are allowed as long as they don’t interfere with the area’s traditional use – so please share this facility with others. The path is on an old marble-clock railroad causeway built in 1900 as part of the Rutland Railroad Island Line. Learn more about the history of the Island Line.

Volunteers have placed red wooden identification labels on various trees and plants along the route. The causeway offers sweeping views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks.

Other Information

There is a port-o-let right at the beginning of the old causeway.

Trail Manager

Visit VT Department of Fish & Wildlife online for more information or contact:

VT Department of Fish & Wildlife

VT Department of Fish & Wildlife
103 South Main St 10 South
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-3447
View website

Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.
Legend
Hide All

Trailhead Information

From I-89: Take Exit 17. Go west on Route 2 for 8 miles to South Hero Village. Turn left onto South Street and go 2.5 miles. Turn right on to Martin Road and go 0.3 miles. The Allen Point Access Area is on the left. There are two parking areas - one at Martin Road and another for anglers 0.7 miles down the Access Area. Bikers and other visitors who are not using the Access Area to fish should only park at the upper lot immediately adjacent to Martin Road.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
Please Log In or Create Account to add comments.
SHARE THIS TRAIL

Add Trail Log

Please wait…
Join In on the Fun!
Log in or create an account below to unlock all the great features of Trail Finder: keep track of trails you want to do, preserve memories of trails you’ve done, earn badges, and more!
Your log in attempt was not successful. Please try again.
    Lost your password? Reset your password
    Don't yet have an account?
    There was an issue with your submission. Please try again.
      * Indicates required field
      Please check the box below before submitting.
      Already have an account? Login here
      Enter your username, and we will send you a new, randomly generated password to your email account.
      There was an issue with your submission. Please try again.

        Success! A new password has been emailed to you.

        Log in now

        Please wait…