Great Things to Do in South Hero, VT - Go For a Bike Ride!

Whether you’re visiting our South Hero, Vermont winery to enjoy an afternoon on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain or you’re spending a few days at Crescent Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast, you’re probably looking for other great things to do in South Hero.

We love living in South Hero and part of the reason is that there are lots of great things to do!

Here’s the First Article in Our Series:  Great Things to Do in South Hero, Vermont!

For our first article about things to do in South Hero, we’re going to promote healthy bicycling. 

South Hero is an amazing place to ride your bike, whether you’re alone, with your significant other, traveling as a family with children or you like to ride as a group, biking is a great thing to do in South Hero! The roads are relatively smooth and on many of the roads along the shore, the traffic can be light.

Things to Do in South Hero VT - Great Biking RoadsSouth Hero, VT Has Great Biking Roads - Image Courtesy Bike Tours of Vermont

The Island Line Trail connects South Hero all the way to Burlington, Vermont via an old railroad causeway.

Island Line Trail - Thing to Do in South Hero, VTIsland Line Trail - Courtesy Town of Colchester VT

You can access the Island Line Trail from the winery, it’s a short ride away. Most any type of bike is suitable for this ride and it’s a great ride (or walk) for kids as it’s exciting to ride with the lake on both sides!

Thing to Do in South Hero VT Family BikingBiking is a Great Thing to Do in South Hero With Your Family! - Courtesy Seven Days

Be prepared to take the bicycle ferry run by Local Motion if you want to ride the length of the causeway as there’s a break in the causeway for boats to go through and the only way across is via the bike ferry.

Great Thing to Do in South Hero VT_ Island Causeway Ferry - Courtesy VNewsIsland Causeway Ferry - Courtesy VNews

For all of these rides, you’re welcome to park right at the winery, we have plenty of room for you and your crew to launch your Vermont bike tour!

What a Great Thing to Do in South Hero VT - The Causeway with Kids
Launch Your Family South Hero, Vermont Biking Adventure from Snow Farm Winery! - Courtesy VNews

For a longer ride, try the 32-mile Island Loop. It’s a great thing to do while you’re in South Hero and it also extends to lovely Grand Isle, Vermont so you’ll get to explore that area as well.

Island Loop South Hero VT - Courtesy Adventure CyclingIsland Loop South Hero, Vermont - Courtesy Adventure Cycling

An essential resource for biking the Champlain Islands, including South Hero is provided by Champlain Islands Bikeways. This handy resource includes multiple rides, maps, scenic guides, and more!

For more biking, we often have biking events such as the Farm to Fork Fondo series brought to us by Wrenegade Sports

Wrenegade Sports and the Farm to Fork Fondo series work in partnership with our non-profit Wrenegade Foundation. To meet our mission of supporting farmland preservation, we work hard to collect donations from sponsoring companies and participants to donate to local organizations.

To see what’s up for biking events and other great things to do in South Hero, VT go to our calendar page

For even more things to do in South Hero, VT, go to Part 2 of our series, Great Things to Do in South Hero, VT, Part 2 - Find the Castles!

For even more great things to do in South Hero, VT, go to Part 3 of our series, Great Things to Do in South Hero, VT, Part 3 - Grand Isle State Park!

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