The Colchester-South Hero Causeway is a former railroad track that shoots straight across Lake Champlain,. You can bike, walk, or run along its narrow, gravel path, about five miles from either side, but there’s a 200-foot gap where the two paths don’t quite meet.
At this time of year, though, there’s a solution. On August weekends a team of volunteers from the Burlington non-profit group, Local Motion, operates a 3-minute "bike ferry" across the cut.
The Bike Ferry runs a total of 13 days this season, each weekend in August, and also Labor Day weekend, from 10 to 6, rain or shine. A $5 dollar donation is encouraged. You can find more information on our website, vpr.net. Just click on Vermont Edition.