Delta Park

Trail Overview

Unique wetland river delta. Views of the Winooski River, Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains, and wetlands are everywhere you look.
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Trail Activity
Walking Bicycling
0.5 miles, One Way
Burlington (VT), Colchester (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash
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Delta Park is a 55-acre peninsula in Colchester where the Winooski River empties into Lake Champlain that was conserved with help from The Nature Conservancy of Vermont. A bike bridge over the Winooski River connects the Burlington Bike Trail to the Colchester Bike Trail, altogether known as the Island Line Trail. Please respect the fragile habitat of the Delta and remain on designated trails.

Amenities include limited parking for non-bikers, an information board and brochure box, one picnic table with wheelchair access at the Park's road, entrance off Windermere Way.

The Island Line Trail passes through Delta park via a 12 foot wide, elevated walkway and provides bikers, in-line skaters, joggers, walkers, birders, and wetlands wildlife observers access to this restricted wildlife area.

The Driftwood Beach access trail is a short walking trail through a turnstile at the Windermere Way end of the park. The trail leads to a driftwood beach with views west across the lake to the Adirondacks.

Features of the park include:

  • Bird Watching
  • Observation
  • Watchable wildlife
  • Sunsets

Other Information

Park Rules

  • Parks are free and open from dawn to dusk
  • Dogs on leashes only
  • Not a staffed facility, enjoy at your own risk
  • Carry in, Carry out
  • Take only pictures and leave only footprints
  • No mountain bikes
  • No motor vehicles
  • No discharge of firearms
  • No hunting or trapping
  • No open fires of glass bottles
  • No motorized boats (including electric motors)

Trail Manager

Visit Winooski Valley Park District or The Nature Conservancy online for more information or contact:

The Nature Conservancy: Montpelier Office

The Nature Conservancy: Montpelier Office
Lynn McNamara
575 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Winooski Valley Park District

Winooski Valley Park District
Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05408
View website

Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.
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Trailhead Information

Take Route 127 North to Colchester. Turn left onto Porters Point Road. Turn left onto Colchester Point Road, left again onto Windemere Way which leads to Delta Park. From Burlington, follow Burlington's Island Line Trail north until you cross the bridge over the Winooski River.

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