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Lake Champlain - short ride report
Last week a friend and I did some cycling on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain. We stayed the first two nights in a B&B in North Hero and the next two nights in a motel in Burlington. The first day was cool but brilliant sunshine, the next three days were forecast rain.
The Hero Islands have roads with little traffic and pleasant views
The hills are modest and the views at the top can be beautiful
We were lucky the second and third days. We headed out in the mornings and the rain held off until we finished our rides. It was overcast both days and very windy on day 2, when we again cycled in the vicinity of North Hero.
We cycled the rail trail from the Burlington waterfront on day 3
The rail trail includes a causeway that goes about 3 miles across a bay, but unfortunately there is a gap preventing people from continuing to South Hero. The railway had a swing bridge that was removed years ago.
Day 4 had a steady rain in the morning so we did not cycle. Burlington is a great town with a pedestrian mall and lots of pubs. Unfortunately the patios were not open due to the rain.