Less busy and hillier than the Burlington Greenway/Island Line Trail, the 127 Bike Path offers a paved route for bikers, walkers, inline skaters, and roller skiers to enjoy the Intervale and connect between the New and Old North Ends of Burlington. Starting at Manhattan Drive, the wide trail descends from the bluff down to border Route 127 on the left and a vast wetland on the right. The trail is fairly flat until it reaches the Ethan Allen Homestead with many connecting trail opportunities. North of the Homestead, the trail slowly climbs until a spur trail offers a connection to Ethan Allen Park via a pedestrian bridge over the highway. North of there, the trail ends after crossing a shared bridge onto Ethan Allen Parkway.
While primarily for transportation, the path offers opportunities to spot wildlife living in the Intervale, including birds and deer. The path is not plowed in winter.
A portion of the Route 127 Path is part of the Burlington Wildway Trail. The trail heads south into Ethan Allen Park from the path and through the Ethan Allen Homestead to the east on its way to Salmon Hole Park.
This trail runs mainly south to north and can be accessed at its southern terminus in the Old North End at the intersection of Manhattan Drive and St. Louis Street (street parking available), the Ethan Allen Homestead in the middle of the trail (two parking lots available), through trails in Ethan Allen Park, or the northern terminus at end of Ethan Allen Parkway in the New North End (street parking available).
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