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Ethan Allen Homestead

Includes the Ethan Allen museum, a picnic area, bathrooms, an outhouse, and some ADA-accessible trails.
Trail Activity
3.5 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Burlington (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Paved/Cement, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


Trails meander throughout the fertile floodplain of the Winooski River, crossing farm fields, traveling through brush, and over bridges that cross the Winooski's tributaries. Trails are well marked. Lots of birdlife.

  • Restored home of Ethan and Fanny Allen (for paid tours call (802) 865-4556)
  • Several miles of walking and cross-country ski trails
  • Secluded fishing and picnic spots along the Winooski River
  • Elevated boardwalks through wetlands

Other Information

The open air picnic shelter features a large stone fireplace - perfect for toasting marshmallows at your next event! The shelter has electricity and water and there is ample parking. Nature trails, wetland walks and canoe and fishing access make the picnic shelter an inviting location for events, reunions, and parties. Reservations are required. To make a reservation call the Winooski Valley Park District Office at (802) 863-5744.


Park Rules:

  • Parks are free and open from dawn to dusk
  • The park welcomes hikers, anglers, paddlers, skaters, ice fishermen, birders, and naturalists
  • 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 on walking trails
  • 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 online for more information or contact:

Winooski Valley Park District

Winooski Valley Park District
Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05408
Phone: (802) 863-5744
View website

Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Consider using a cooking stove and alternative light source (flashlight, candle, lantern) instead of building a campfire.
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Trailhead Information

From Route 127, take the "North Beaches" exit. The road to the Ethan Allen Homestead is directly off the exit ramp.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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