The Colchester Causeway is a 3-mile stretch of one of the most beautiful trails in Vermont. Surrounded by water on either side, you get the sensation of gliding over the water in a magical place. Whether you bike, walk, or jog, this will be one of your favorite paths in Vermont.
Are you ready for the ride of your life?
Photo Courtesy of Brandon Scarfone
Just take a look at this spectacularly colorful sunset taken recently on the Colchester Causeway.
Riding on the causeway is like flying over the water.
The bike trail is along the shore of Champlain and there are gorgeous lake views for much of it - and the end is a narrow causeway that is out of this world.
This bike path is perfect for everyone.
And everyone uses it, so it may get busy on a summer weekend. Plan accordingly!
Perfect lunch spot.
There are lots of places to stop and enjoy the views.
Enjoy a couple of glorious miles.
With water on either side, it's hard to make the entire 3 miles without stopping to take in the beauty of Lake Champlain.
As well as the mountain views.
After all, it wouldn't be Vermont without the mountains!
The sunsets are fantastic.
There is so much to see and enjoy along the route.
A view from above.
You'll love this path any time of the year.
A completely manageable ride.
A mostly flat ride, the 3 mile journey is a very manageable distance if you wan to go "all the way."
A view of the Colchester Causeway circa 2013.
And circa 1860.
The Causeway gap.
Back in 1859, there used to be a railroad bridge here. Currently, the gap's a good 200 feet in Colchester with a seasonal bike ferry.
Are you ready to check this out yourself?
You'll want to come back again and again.