Discover quintessential Vermont Along New England's longest rail trail.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
Ramble across Northern Vermont
At 93 miles long, the LVRT is the longest rail trail in New England and connects 18 towns from St. Johnsbury to Swanton. The LVRT is a four-season, multi-purpose recreation and transportation corridor for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling.
The LVRT provides important connections between recreational trails in Vermont and Canada including more regional trail systems like the VAST snowmobile trail network, Long Trail, Catamount Trail, Velomont, and Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, as well as local trail connectors like Hardwick Trails, Three Rivers Bike Path, and Cambridge Greenway.
The maps below provide information on the newly opened trail. Additional information on parking and other facilities can also be found in the maps below.
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See the full LVRT
Wherever you go on the LVRT, 93 miles of smooth gravel await you. Those peaceful ribbons of smooth gravel and pavement that connect you to Vermont in both simple and powerful ways. Whatever your passion, LVRT takes you on a laidback journey through the sights, sounds, and flavors of Vermont.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
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Regional Parking Information
Where do I park?
The LVRT crosses state and local highways in many places, but most intersections do not provide adequate room for safe parking or sight lines at road crossings. Trail users should access the trail only at designated trailheads, which are located throughout the LVRT corridor. Public parking and trail access can be found at the following locations:
- St. Johnsbury — 543 Main Street – Trail Head at beginning of LVRT
- Danville — Historic Train Depot, Peacham Rd
- Danville — West Danville Park & Ride
- Hardwick — Hardwick Historical Society, Creamery Rd
- Wolcott — Wolcott Town Offices, Railroad Street
- Morrisville — Morrisville Trailhead, Oxbow Park, 257 Portland St
- Hyde Park — Hyde Park Trailhead, Depot Street Extension & Town Highway 62
- Johnson — Johnson Dog’s Head Falls Parking, East River Rd, Johnson, VT 05656
- Johnson — Willow’s Crossing
- Johnson — Johnson Trailhead Old Mill Park, 22 Lendway Ln
- Cambridge (Jeffersonville) — Cambridge Junction Trailhead, Rail Trail Park, Cambridge Junction Rd, Jeffersonville
(approximately 1 mile from downtown via Greenway Trail, Rt 15 and Rt 108)
- Jeffersonville — Jeffersonville Park & Ride, 5464 VT-15
- Cambridge (Jeffersonville) — Community Center, 22 Old Main St, Jeffersonville
- East Fairfield — East Fairfield Community Center, 124 School St
- Sheldon — Sheldon Junction of MVRT & LVRT, 25 Severance Rd
- Highgate Center — Highgate Falls Arena and Recreation Facility, 243 Gore Rd
- Swanton — Park & Ride, 10 Elm St., Swanton, Vermont 05488
What is it?
Quick questions about the LVRT
The trail has a 10-foot-wide firm compacted crushed stone surface with 2-foot grass shoulders and wheelchair-accessible grades. The trail is open year-round to non-motorized uses.
In the warmer months, the trail can be utilized for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Local snowmobile clubs maintain and groom the trail through winter, allowing for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding.
Additional recreational opportunities can be found along the trail at designated fish and wildlife waysides. Trail parking is available throughout the corridor.
In addition to recreation and immersion in Vermont’s natural landscape, the LVRT offers historically significant and impressive structures such as the Fisher Covered Bridge, the bridges in Morristown and Swanton, historic railroad station buildings, historic stone culverts, a railway workers’ memorial, and more.
What uses are allowed on the trail?
All non-motorized uses are allowed. In the winter snowmobiles also use the trail (and it is groomed by the local snowmobile clubs). Signs posted at trail entrances summarize the allowed uses and expectations.
ATVs and other motorized recreation are not allowed on the trail.
Horses are permitted on the Trail but must travel near the shoulder whenever possible. Horse and pet owners should remove animal waste from the trail surface. Pet owners must have control of their animals at all times.
During the winter season, there is a curfew on the LVRT for snowmobiles (no snowmobiling between 11pm and 6am).
What is the surface like?
The LVRT is a rustic multi-use path constructed with a crushed stone aggregate. The crushed stone is compacted to a firm surface suitable for most bicycles and just about any other use. It is also ADA compliant making the trail available to those living with physical disabilities.
Where can I find print maps of the open trail segments?
You can download the PDF maps linked below.
What towns does the LVRT run through?
The trail extends across five counties connecting 18 towns including St. Johnsbury, Danville, Cabot, Walden, Stannard, Greensboro, Hardwick, Wolcott, Morristown, Hyde Park, Johnson, Cambridge, Fletcher, Bakersfield, Fairfield, Sheldon, Highgate, and Swanton.
Regional Routes along LVRT
Use our maps to meander your way through the LVRT and central Vermont. Awaiting you are countless sites, landscapes, and things to do just off the trail.
Morristown to Cambridge
This segment follows Route 15 and the Lamoille River from Morrisville through Hyde Park and Johnson, terminating in Cambridge where it connects into the Cambridge Greenway to Jeffersonville. It stretches for 17 miles through bustling downtowns and serene landscapes. It offers spectacular views of the Green Mountains while exhibiting Vermont’s working farms and forests. Users can hop on the trail and support one of the many local businesses along the path while getting out and enjoying the best that Vermont has to offer.
St. Johnsbury to West Danville
This segment begins at the Three Rivers Bike Path at Mont Vernon Street in St. Johnsbury to Channel Drive on the far side of Joe’s Pond in West Danville. This section has a plethora of history and natural beauty to offer. More than 15 miles of trail now winds through the forests and farmlands of Caledonia County, shadowing Route 2. The trail features beautiful ledge cuts from the original rail line, as well as long stretches of quiet seclusion. Along the route, there are many different amenities and small business for users to explore in Danville, West Danville, and St. Johnsbury
Hardwick to Morristown
Danville to Hardwick
Cambridge to Swanton
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