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Principal Route
Principal Route

Champlain Bikeway around the Lake - East, South Bound Principle Route

Chambly, Québec to Whitehall, NY

Mile Point

0.0 Fort Chambly, Chambly Quebec - northern most point of Champlain Bikeway
0.3 Turn L into paved parking lot on street
0.5 Turn L onto canal pathway
5.2 Bridge - access to Rt.223 (Jean Talon) to the R entering Isle Ste. Therese
8.0 Continue on gravel path at Pont Pierre Dugee (bridge) - access to Rt.223 to the R leaving Isle Ste. Therese
12.2 St. Jean sur Richelieu - Pont Gouin - Exit canal pathway under southest corner of the bridge
12.6 Cross Pont Gouin to 5th Ave.
12.7 Turn R on first street after bridge
12.7 Two blocks later turn R on 2nd Ave
12.8 Turn R on 1e Rue - two blocks later turn L on Bellerive.
15.3 At end of road walk across foot bridge and continue on Rue Petit
15.5 Turn L on Rue Joseph-Albert-Morin (was Ave Fredette)
16.0 Turn R on Rt 133 (CAUTION - HEAVY TRAFFIC)
16.5 Turn L on MTEE Bertrand
17.5 Turn R on Rg Grand-Sabrevois
20.8 Turn R on MTEE Meunier
21.9 Turn L on Rt 133 towards Sabrevois
22.2 Sabrevois - turn R on Rt 225
36.2 Noyan - cross Rt. 202 - Lacolle is 2.2 miles to R.
40.3 U.S./Canadian Border, enter Lake Champlain Islands (Bridge to NY 2.8 miles to the right)
41.7 Turn L on Rt 2 entering Alburg
43.5 Bear R on West Shore Rd. toward Isle La Motte
47.9 Bear L on Rt 129 at bridge to Isle La Motte (Start and end of Alternate 4E)
50.7 Turn R on Rt 2 to North Hero
55.7 North Hero
60.3 Cross draw bridge - CAUTION - Steel grate and drains
60.5 Turn L on East Shore Rd. unpaved section for 1.4 miles (Start of Alternate 3E)
62.2 Turn R at intersection of Faywood Rd and East Shore Rd
63.2 Cross Rt 2 onto Griswold Rd. which becomes Mocasin Rd.
65.7 Bear L on West Shore Rd
67.9 Bear R onto Rt.314
68.9 Ferry to Plattsburgh - Continue straight on Rt.314
69.6 Turn R on West Shore Rd (5.8 miles unpaved)
75.4 Turn L on South St
76.1 Turn R on Landon Rd
77.0 Go straight on Landon Rd at East Shore Rd.
77.8 Turn R on Rt 2 (End of Alternate 3E)
78.3 Cross Causeway
84.9 Turn R on Rts 2 &. 7
88.1 Turn R on Oak Creek Rd.
88.1 Turn L on Leclair Dr.
88.1 Turn R onto bike path and follow bike path signs through several neighborhoods.
89.5 Exit park and turn L on Lakeshore Dr.
90.6 Malletts Bay - pass Prim Road on left
92.5 Stay straight at intersection with Porters Point Rd
93.1 Airport Park - Turn L on Biscayne Rd and follow marking through neighborhood
93.7 Enter Delta Park on bike path
94.1 Bridge across Winooski River
99.0 Burlington Waterfront - Ferry to Port Kent, NY.
101.2 Go straight through Oakledge Park parking lot to bike path
101.4 Turn L on Austin Dr. which becomes Home Ave
102.3 Cross Shelburne Rd. onto Farrell St bike path.
102.6 Bear R on bike path and exit on right side of road.
102.9 Turn L on Swift St.and immediately R on path to Farrell Park.
103.1 Turn L on bike path and climb hill
103.9 Bear R at fork at top of hill.
104.1 Turn R on public road in condominium development.
104.2 Turn R onto bike path
104.9 Turn L on Deerfield Dr. and climb hill to Spear St.
105.0 Turn R on Spear St. ( Notice the view from Overlook Park on left)
107.9 Turn R on Webster Rd. - half way down hill at golf course pond.
109.1 Turn R following traffic flow up hill.
109.3 Turn L on Rt 7.
109.8 Shelburne - turn L on Falls Rd. at traffic light.
110.6 Turn R at 4 way STOP sign onto Marsett Rd. (Start of Alternate 2E)
111.0 Go straight at light at Rt 7 onto Bostwick Rd which becomes Greenbush Rd
111.0 Bear L onto Greenbush Rd.
114.5 Turn R on Lake Rd.
117.7 Turn L on Ferry Rd. - Ferry to Essex, NY is0.7 miles to the right.
118.7 Charlotte - turn R at Old Brick Store on Greenbush Rd.
120.6 Bear L downhill at sign to Thompson's Point
124.8 Turn R on Rt 7. - Rokeby Museum is on left after the turn. (End Alternate 3E)
126.2 Ferrisburgh - Turn R on Little Chicago Rd.
127.1 Turn L on Bottsford Road - (Kingsland Bay State Park is 3.2 miles to the right)
129.5 At bottom of hill bear L up another hill on McDonough St.
129.6 Vergennes - turn R on Rt 22A at blinking light.
129.7 Turn R after crossing bridge at big white building.
129.9 Bear L uphill on Water St. - Straight ahead for park and nice view of the falls.
130.1 Turn R on Panton Rd. at Goodrich Plant
131.2 Turn R on Basin Harbor Rd.
135.7 Turn L on Button Bay Rd. (Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is 0.5 miles ahead).
139.0 Panton - pass Burnett's Store on right
139.6 Bear R on Pease Road
140.6 Bear L on Lake Rd
146.4 Go straight on Rt 17 at West Addison General Store
147.4 John Strong Mansion
148.6 Turn L on Rt 125 just before bridge and Chimney Point Historic Site to the right, over bridge.
151.6 Turn R on Lake St. (Start of Alternate 1E)
153.9 Continue on Lake St by bearing R at Middle Rd.
154.2 Bear L
155.6 Go straight past Crown Point Road on left
157.5 Pavement ends (4.6 miles unpaved)
160.7 Turn L on Watch Point Rd. heading toward Shoreham.
163.3 Turn R on Rt 74 - Shoreham is 0.5 miles straight ahead.
165.6 Bear R staying on Rt 74
168.0 Turn L on Rt. 73 - Ferry is 0.5 miles straight ahead at Larabees Point.
173.5 Turn L staying on Rt 73 (Mt. Independence Historic Site is 5.0 miles to the right)
173.9 Turn R on Rt 22A heading south - Orwell is 0.3 miles straight ahead - store - nice village.
174.5 Turn R on Cook Rd. (Pavement ends for 6.3 miles).
175.2 Turn L on Stage Rd
181.2 Benson - General Store
182.8 Pavement ends until Main Rd in West Haven
185.1 Turn R on Main Rd.
186.5 Turn L on Book Rd in West Haven
188.6 Cross Poultney River
191.2 Turn R staying on County Rt.10, County Rt. 11 is to the left.
194.4 Turn R at County Rt. 9 (End of Alternate 1E)
195.2 Turn R and cross bridge
195.3 Turn L at blinking light - Canal lock is to the right.
195.5 Skenesboro Museum - southern most point of Champlain Bikeway

Lake Champlain Bikeways Clearinghouse
c/o Local Motion Trailside Center
1 Steele Street #103
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 652-BIKE phone/fax

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For specifics on cycling in the region, feel free to contact:

Vermont: Lou Bresee
New York: Doug Yu


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