View Connector Trails
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.
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
- Watchable wildlife
- 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)
The Nature Conservancy: Montpelier Office
575 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
Winooski Valley Park District
Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05408
Phone: (802) 863-5744
Check for nearby geocaches to Delta Park.
Leave No Trace Principle
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.