According to the Vermont State Parks’ website, the best trails for biking in the beautiful state of Vermont offer varied terrain and sights for riders of all skill levels. Each of these five bike trails detailed below boast the best of what Vermont has to offer, whether it’s the perfect experience for the family that bikes together, an ideal terrain for touring, or a challenging ride for the advanced cyclist.
The flat terrain and minimal traffic at this park in Vergennes make Button Bay State Park’s trail system the best for families. Not only will families enjoy taking in the sights of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain together, but they will appreciate the ease of biking on mostly paved paths. For 363 glorious miles, you and your family can break up riding with trips to local museums and stays at campsites that abound at Button Bay State Park.
The flat and easy terrain that characterizes Enosburg Falls’ Lake Carmi State Park makes this trail system ideal for bike tours. Take in the pristine natural surroundings as you easily bike through Vermont farm country and rural, rolling landscapes. Breathe in the fresh air and revile in the quietude of the country for miles and miles of trail; the only disruptions you may encounter are from birds, animals and bubbling brooks.
The 75 miles of trail that Ricker Pond State Park in Groton has to offer is ideal for the experienced cyclist, but it is also flat enough to accommodate family rides. Unlike Button Bay State Park’s trail system, this one is comprised of packed gravel so families can expect a different experience than what you would find with pavement. Advanced cyclists may opt to make a day trip out of exploring these trails that used to be the site of a working saw mill.
The rugged and at time intense hills of Emerald Lake State Park’s trail system in East Dorset, Vermont makes this bike destination best suited for intermediate to advanced cyclists. Cyclists looking for a challenge can push themselves to conquer the rise and fall of mountains and valleys while taking in the amazing sights of these world class bike trails.
The many loops of varying distances of Grand Isle State Park in Grand Isle, Vermont make this site a perfect destination for the biker who wants options. 992 miles of bike loops ranging in distance from 10 miles to 60 miles allow for recreational, intermediate or advanced cyclists to pick and choose trails based on their specific goals and interests. Various landscapes and country roads make for scenic and relaxed riding nearly all the way up to Montreal, Quebec in Canada!