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Shelburne Bay Park

Nice jogging and hiking trails offer beach access and views of Shelburne Bay.
Trail Activity
Accessible Experience Walking Bicycling
3.70 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Shelburne (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Permitted on leash


The Rec Path begins from the parking lot along the road and proceeds along between wood and meadow. It is flat, accessible, and popular.

From the Rec Path, the Allen Hill Trail ascends rapidly and stays along the water. Of moderate difficulty, it offers the most dramatic views of the water, and ends back at the Rec Path on the beach. Clark Trail is relatively short; it parallels the Rec Path and stays close to the water. It is sometimes muddy.

There is a picnic area and small boat access near the trailhead. Dogs must be leashed. The Rec Path is wheelchair accessible.

Other Information

The Nature Conservancy assisted with conservation of 93 acres, which includes 6,000 feet of lake frontage.

Foremost among the nearby tourist attractions is the Shelburne Museum.

Trail Manager

Visit Town of Shelburne or The Nature Conservancy in Vermont online for more information or contact Lynn McNamara, Critical Lands Manager for Northern VT:

Shelburne Parks & Recreation Department
5420 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: (802) 985-9551
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The Nature Conservancy: Montpelier Office

The Nature Conservancy: Montpelier Office
Lynn McNamara
575 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Shelburne Bike & Pedestrian Paths Committee
Phone: (802) 497-0898
View website

Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Yield to pedestrians on multi-use trails. Warn others that you are passing from behind with a friendly "Excuse me" and a smile.
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Trailhead Information

From Route 7, turn east onto Bay Road. Go under the railroad tracks and look for the trailhead on your right, just past the boat access.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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