Outdoor Recreation

Recreation Paths and Rail Trails

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Hit the Trail

Vermont’s rail trails and public paths are great low-impact ways to explore downtowns, scenic views, and Vermont’s waterfronts. Spend an hour or a day enjoying the paths at any pace, from a leisurely stroll to cycling at a clip. Along the way, there are many opportunities to enjoy a taste of Vermont, from farmstands to farm-to-table dining, breweries to cideries, and more.

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is the longest rail trail in New England.

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93 Mile Rail Trail

At 93 miles, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is New England’s longest rail trail. Explore 18 downtowns by biking, walking, snowshoeing, skiing, or using a wheelchair on the accessible path, and plan to use a local bike shuttle for convenience.

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Vermont Rail Trail System

Keep on top of news about Vermont’s rail trails through the Vermont Agency of Transportation. 

Learn More about Vermont Rail Trail System