Route 127 Bike Path

This recreational path offers a connection from Burlington's Old North End to the New North End, passing by wetlands, natural areas, and the Winooski River.
Trail Activity
Accessible Experience Walking Bicycling
Length
3.2 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Burlington (VT)
Surface
Paved/Cement
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

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.

Other Information

Please remember:

  • Pets must be on a leash for the safety of wildlife, plants, other pets, and other trail users
  • No fires
  • No camping
  • No motorized vehicles

Trail Manager

Visit Burlington Department of Parks & Recreation or Burlington Walk/Bike Council online for more information or contact:

Burlington Department of Parks & Recreation

Burlington Department of Parks & Recreation
311 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 310-4675
owolf@burlingtonvt.gov
View website

Burlington Walk/Bike Council

Burlington Walk/Bike Council
645 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
nlosch@ci.burlington.vt.us
View website

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Trailhead Information

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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