Monday, August 14, 2017

A Beautiful Day on Lake Champlain for NY-Montreal Trekkers

This morning we woke up on the north shore campsite outside of Burlington. It was a late morning where we could sleep in because we had a very short day. After a cereal breakfast, we biked back to Burlington and went to the ECHO Champlain Museum. When we were finished, we got a sandwich lunch and started onto the road. Almost all of today's riding was on the gorgeous Burlington Bike Park system. After a few miles on the shore of Champlain, the bike path continues on an old railroad causeway far out into Champlain. It was easily one of the most beautiful rides on the trip. Right before the causeway reaches South Hero Island in the middle of Champlain, the causeway breaks off in a channel so boats can pass through. We hopped on a quick bike ferry to the other side of the causeway. The rest of the biking of the day was spent riding across South Hero and Grand Isle, until we reached Grand Isle State Park. Some of us took a dip in Champlain and then we ate chicken grilled cheeses to wrap off an easy 20 mile day. We finished with bad cookies and a game of mafia. Tomorrow's Quebec!!!!!
~Written by Trekker Charlie