Day Trip to Stowe
This legendary ski town also caters to summer travelers, and is just a 45-minute scenic drive from Burlington. Head to the town center and keep your eyes open for the big church. Behind it you'll find the start of Stowe's bike path, which ranks in BTG's Top Ten Best Bike Paths in the North America. The smooth asphalt winds next to Mountain Road (Highway 108) and stretches 5.5 miles (8.9 km) to the path's northern end. It makes for a fantastic run, walk, or rollerblade! Stop into Tourist Info when you get into town for a map of the entire route.
This one's pretty easy to follow. Find the path, pick a direction, and get going! Just turn around to come back.