2016 Jim Schmid bicycles Rail-Trail Hall of Fame 14-mile Island Line – Burlington, VT

The 25th member of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Island Line rail-trail.

rail-trail hall of fame logoThe 14-mile Island Line Trail starts south of downtown Burlington, VT, parallels Lake Champlain, and ends at South Hero Village. The highlight of the trip is to bicycle along a historic marble causeway with views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Local Motion, a walk-bike advocacy organization provides a bike ferry to transport riders across a 200-foot cut in the causeway, once the site of a swing bridge for the railroad.