Biking in Burlington
Burlington Bike Path. Anyone who's put the rubber to the pedal on the 7.5-mile Burlington Bike Path and its almost equally long northern extension on the Island Line Trail sings its praises. Along the way there are endless postcard views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The northern end of the trail is slightly more rugged and windswept, so dress accordingly. Burlington, VT. 802/864–0123. www.enjoyburlington.com/parks/bikepath1.cfm.
North Star Sports. In addition to stocking an extensive supply of sports apparel and accessories, this family-owned shop rents bikes and provides maps of cycling routes. 100 Main St., Burlington, VT, 05401. 802/863–3832. northstarsportsvt.com.
Ski Rack. Burlington's one-stop shop for winter sports equipment, the Ski Rack also rents bikes and sells running gear throughout the year. 85 Main St., Burlington, VT, 05401. 802/658–3313 or 800/882–4530. www.skirack.com.
True North Kayak Tours. This company conducts two- and five-hour guided kayak tours of Lake Champlain that include talks about the region's natural history. It also offers customized lessons and runs a kayak camp for kids. 25 Nash Pl., Burlington, VT, 05401. 802/238–7695. www.vermontkayak.com.
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