While traveling in South Hero, RiseVT stumble upon the beautiful Allen Point Access Trail.
The Allen Point Access Area Trail provides a scenic route for accessing Lake Champlain in South Hero. The flat trail occupies part of the former corridor of the Rutland Railroad Island Line. The line was built in 1900 and this segment was a causeway that once linked with the Mallets Bay peninsula on the other side of the lake. There’s a 200-foot gap in the causeway that can be linked during the warm season with a bike/pedestrian ferry.  The wide gravel trail is 1.25 miles in length.   It is a wonderful place to walk, run, bike, fish, have a picnic and more.   The beautiful trail offers amazing views of the Green mountains and the Adirondacks.

To get to the Trailhead:

From I-89: Take Exit 17. Go west on Route 2 for 8 miles to South Hero Village. Turn left onto South Street and go 2.5 miles. Turn right on to Martin Road and go 0.3 of a mile. The Allen Point Access Area is on the left. There are two parking areas – one at Martin Road and another for anglers 0.7 miles down the Access Area. Visitors who are not using the Access Area to fish should only park at the upper lot by Martin Road.

Check out these beautiful photos…we hope to see you there soon!