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Burns Trail and Ledges Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colchester, Vermont that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 311 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

Forest

Lake

River

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Rocky

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Kylee Hatch
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Ledges Trail was a great jaunt for my 2.5 and 4.5 year olds. They loved the tree tour as getting to another marker for them is really motivating! We also loved the inclined steps (especially for their little legs) it was the perfect hike for us all :)

Brett Price
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Hiking

Fun hike, but payoff views weren’t much to write home about. Hike it to hike it not for views.

Courtney Gomez
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Well maintained trails, well marked. Plenty of parking on a weekday. Brought our pup up the burns trail to island look out. Some incline at the top but not hard, did a hike/jog. People do still bring their dogs off leash even tho it is clearly marked dogs must be on leash.

Peter Mick
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Hiking

Great trail with a mix of trails and things to see. Nice lookouts, nice beach, well maintained trails.

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Gianna Reeve
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We actually hiked half of ledges trail after we did Allen’s trail which was super easy. Will definitely go back and hike the other half. The poems added a nice touch alone this beautiful trail, alone with some nice views of lake Champlain.

Toynia Powers
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Hiking

Great trail - gorgeous lake views and forest setting. We had a fabulous family hike.

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Pat Gonyo
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Hiking

Continuing of Niquettes State park. Very enjoyable.

Stacey Clark
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Hiking

My husband and I brought our Golden Retriever on this short walk. We were greeted by very friendly people and our pup even got a treat. The trails are wonderfully maintained and the pet swimming area was a big hit. We saw three other hiking parties so it definitely wasn’t crowded. Loved this place!

john chesarek
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Road biking

This loop around the northern end of Lake Champlain is fantastic. The western side through the Islands on Route 2 has some beautiful vistas of the lake and the Green Mountains to the east, also the most traffic. The northern section has little shoulder but passes through the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, a nice place for a break and quick trail walk. The eastern side has very little traffic and passes through mostly summer cottage areas. Good road surface the entire route and several opportunities for snack shopping or just scenic rest stops if you carry your own refreshments. Don't be in a hurry to finish this ride. Take the whole day and enjoy it. You can do it with a large group in June each year as part of the Friends Of Northern Lake Champlain RIDE FOR THE LAKE.

Matthew Cleary
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Jackie Anthony
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Larissa Woods
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Jessie Proulx
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Erin Mulkeen
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Larissa Woods
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Jackie Anthony
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Jackie Anthony
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Jessie Proulx
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Christopher Micklus
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Kalyn Bixler
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Ronald Young
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Christopher Micklus
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Emily Jacobs
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Isaac bigelow
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Rose Fitzgerald
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L M.
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Patricoa Gonyo
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Curt Kelley
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Beth Csider
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Harvey Vincent
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