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Shelburne River Park

Trail Overview

This park provides a picnic area along the LaPlatte River and canoe and kayak access leading to Lake Champlain.
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0.1 miles, One Way
Shelburne (VT)
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Two easy flatwater paddle trips easy to access from the Lake Champlain Land Trust's Shelburne River Park.

  • Travel upstream to the falls of the LaPlatte River along a beautiful section of the river. The shallow stream offers great opportunities to spot great blue herons, catfish in the river, and clams in the river bottom.
  • Paddle downstream for the opportunity to view large floodplain forests with majestic silver maples leaning over the LaPlatte River. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife in this stretch of the LaPlatte River including ducks, osprey, owls, mink, river otter, bobcat, and black bears. An easy portage around log jams will be rewarded with an amazing journey to Lake Champlain.

No facilities.

Other Information

The Shelburne River Park is one of more than 45 properties preserved by the Lake Champlain Land Trust. Since 1978, the Lake Champlain Land Trust has preserved the lakeshore and natural areas of Lake Champlain, including thousands of acres and miles of shoreline.

Trail Manager

Visit Lake Champlain Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Lake Champlain Land Trust

Lake Champlain Land Trust
1 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 862-4150
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Trail Tips

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Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.
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Trailhead Information

From Shelburne Village, travel north on Route 7 over the bridge crossing the LaPlatte River. Immediately after the bridge, turn right onto Webster Road and after 50 yards, turn right and park next to the park. Portage canoes and kayaks across the park's grass picnic area to the river access launch site.

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