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Best trails in Shelburne

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Looking for a great trail near Shelburne, Vermont? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Camel's Hump State Park or Underhill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hurricane Mountain Wilderness or Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Shelburne ranging from 1.3 to 2.5 miles and from 104 to 423 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Shelburne
Top trails (5)
#1 - Shelburne Bay Loop
Shelburne Bay Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#2 - LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area Trail
Shelburne Bay Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#3 - Shelburne Pond
Shelburne Bay Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 36 m
Located just 10 miles from the metropolis of Burlington, Shelburne Pond has retained its wild and rich character despite the pressures of development. There are over 400 acres of swamps, marshes, and rich woods associated with the pond. These habitats support several unusual plants—especially ephemeral spring wildflowers—and birds. The pond also serves as an important educational resource for the University of Vermont. Now largely owned and maintained by the University of Vermont (UVM), the H. Laurence Achilles Natural Area at Shelburne Pond — named for the philanthropist who supported the Conservancy's earliest acquisitions there — is a place where conservation, recreation, and research peacefully coexist. Over 30 years in the making, the natural area at Shelburne Pond is one of the oldest and longest-running protection projects of the Vermont chapter and a successful collaboration between the Conservancy and UVM.Show more
#4 - LaPlatte River Marsh Trail
LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Every acre counts in this river shore natural area in Shelburne--an oasis of nature in an otherwise fragmented landscape. An important habitat for migratory waterfowl, this marsh complex is located at the end of the LaPlatte, a river that extends 16 miles from Lake Iroquois to Lake Champlain and drains 34,137 acres of Champlain lowlands. Nearly 150 acres in size, the marshes and floodplain forests are regularly flooded when the lake level rises and are inhabited by plant species that can endure these wet conditions. This ecosystem is essential to helping filter and clean the water that empties into the Lake and is part of the nature based solutions for water quality progress in Lake Champlain. This preserve is a haven to sixty species of birds, twenty mammals including otter, mink and muskrat, and fifty species of reptiles, amphibians and fish. On the trail, you can expect to be surprised by ducks, kingfishers, or an occasional osprey and paddlers often spy blue herons.Show more
#5 - Shelburne Farms to Lone Tree Hill Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Shelburne, Vermont
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Note: Dogs not allowed May-November and must be leashed Nov-May as this is a working farm. May-November there is a fee for entry onto the property. Visit shelburnefarms.org for more info about the organization. Show more