LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area Trail

EASY 12 reviews
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LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shelburne, Vermont that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great little short hike!

birding
7 months ago

8 months ago

I loved it beautiful views. It was just what I was looking for .

hiking
9 months ago

Went for a small hike with my mirrorless camera and discovered a bunch of birds. But also an Owl. Way cool.

The trails are well groomed and it is an easy hike/walk. There are several small hiking trails with some minor elevation if you choose.

The bay is awesome. The woods equally great.

Will return often.

It's easy with some fun spots. Cool little park.

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Took a tumble in the woods but besides that it's a great path with great views!!

hiking
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

geocaching
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I went off the main path, which I thought was boring, and into the woods with the dog. Found some really nice spots along the lake, a few quick climbs and a nice lookout spot.

geocaching
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

This is in fact a very interesting trail, although the trail that Mark was on is not the LaPlatte River Marsh trail.
He was on the other side of Bay road heading out toward the point--highly recommended as well.

hiking
Monday, September 09, 2013

Great little hike... You can either stick to the gravel path, or use the woods. I prefer the woods so the dogs can run around a bit. In the woods, you can follow the Clark Trail up to Alan's Hill which has a great view above Shelburne Bay with Camel's Hump in the background. There's a couple great places for dogs to swim there as well. It's also a great place for a quick snowshoe outing in the winter.