Champlain Islands Classic is a 74.7 mile loop trail located near Milton, Vermont and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is best used from June until November.
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.