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Island Line Trail Bicycling Trip to Burlington VT

  • Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Burlington Vermont



Our trip to Burlington VT last year was such a great trip that we're repeating it this year.  Hopefuly no snow this year!

Once again we'll be staying at The Best Western Windjammer Inn, 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington VT Tel. (802) 863-1125.  They are again offering TOHG a special rate of just $139.00 per room plus 9% VT state tax, 1% City of South Burlington tax and $2.50 Destination Marketing Fee, per room per night (taxes and fees subject to change).  The room rate includes 2 double beds, complimentary daily full breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary warm cookies and complimentary coffee & lattes in the lobby

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (802)863-1125 or online at  

To Register: First call the Best Western  at (802) 863-1125 to make your two nights room reservation for May 13th and May 14th, and identify yourself with TOHG.

Then please register online at our website to let us know you are coming. Each person must register separately on

If you are sharing a room and each paying separately then you would need to call the hotel directly at (802) 863-1125 and be sure to tell them you are part of the Top of the Hill Gang to get the group rate.

Please register with TOHG after you made your hotel reservation, to let the leader know you are coming.

We are also planning on a 4:00pm Monday evening excursion again on The Spirit of Ethan Allen as we cruise Lake Champlain (please call 802-862-8300 and mention TOHG to reserve. Tickets $38.03 per person)

We will meet as a group at 3:30pm at the ticket booth, 1 College St., Burlington.

There are 3 paid parking lots near the ticket booth. Pease Lot and Echo Lot parking lots are $3.00 per hour, Main Street Landing Lot is flat $10.00 

Our cruise will be followed by dinner at Zachary's Pizza just a few doors down the street from our hotel at 6:30pm Monday   Cost is $25.00 in cash total each.  Please reserve with Alan Ulrich at directly.

Tuesday we'll meet at Oakledge Park by 10:00am for our bike ride.  Bike rentals, including E Bikes are available trailside at Local Motion Bike Shop at Mile 2 on the trail.  Anyone renting bikes can meet the rest of the group at Mile 2.  After our ride we hope to find a restaurant in Burlington to accomodate all of us.

After check out on Wednesday as we head home we'll stop to ride the Stowe Recreation Path which is about 10.6 miles round trip.  A stop at Ben & Jerry's Factory afterwards is a must!

To get to the southern trailhead in Stowe from I-89, take Exit 10 onto SR 100. Follow SR 100 N toward Stowe 10 miles, where the entrance to the Stowe Recreation Path parking lot will be in Lintilhac Park on the left next to Stowe Community Church. There is parking for the trail behind the Stowe Communty Church.  This path is fully paved and suitable for all bikes.


Helmets are required. Tail light or blinker recommended.  Also, bring a spare tube and a water bottle.

Please be sure to cancel online if you need to or call if canceling day of.

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