Burns Trail and Ledges Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
8 months ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016

walking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

road biking
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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.