long curving jetty spread across the lake

For those who live to put their pedals in gear, cities like Amsterdam and Italy typically top the list. And as much as we love a good European bike ride, there's an incredible trail just two hours away from Montreal that is definitely worth noting.

The Island Line Trail (aka Colchester Causeway) is 14 miles of pure biking bliss — following a thin jetty across Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. The result is a pathway so thin that it feels as though you're biking on water, with nothing but beautiful blue views encompassing both sides of your vision. Even better, along the way you'll pass by plenty of public beaches and natural areas, so you can stop to take a break pretty much anywhere along the waters' edge.

Considering the distance, the trail is still labeled as easy, with a ferry from Colchester to South Hero allowing for a little break between bike rides. While the path itself is completely free, you will have to shell out a simple $8 per adult for the ferry, or $5 for youth (up to 17). Up until June 11th you can catch a ride Fridays, weekends, and holidays, though come June 16th the shuttle will be operating all seven days of the week.


Love those blue water views? You have to try glass kayaking in Las Vegas!