The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is an unparalleled experience, spanning the breadth of Vermont from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, and crossing eighteen communities along the route. At 93 miles long, the LVRT is the longest rail trail in New England, offering spectacular vistas and local hospitality and services for hikers, bikers, equestrians, snowmobilers, snowshoers, dog mushers, and cross-country skiers and a host of other users and organizations.
Detailed section maps can be found on the Vermont Rail Trail System website.
While the old Lamoille Valley Rail Road is now just a part of Vermont history, its footprint is a very exciting part of the state's future. The railway served as a vital east-west transportation corridor from 1877 until its closing in 1994. By the new millennium, after an extensive review process, the state determined that a proposal from VAST to convert the railway into a 4-season recreational trail was the best use of this important asset – and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail was born. The trail is managed through a partnership of VTrans and VAST focusing on the trail’s rehabilitation and realization.
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There are multiple parking areas along the LVRT. Click on the parking icons on the map for custom directions to each lot.
Parts of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail are closed following the July 2023 flooding. For updates on which sections are closed, visit the Trail Status page on the Vermont Rail Trail System website.
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