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Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail
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last update on Sep 21, 2017
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Distance: 26.1 miles
Duration:4 h
Min: 614 ft
Max: 614 ft

Suitable for

City bike


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Route description

The first 16km/10mi lead continuously alongside route 105, while you will mostly bike through wet and woodland. Starting in St. Albans you will soon pass I 89 and bike through the woods until you reach the first interface with route 105. Now cross and continue to Sweet Hollow Road on which you keep biking for a little while. Passing Sheldon Springs you will soon reach the shore of Missisquoi River. There you will cross an old bridge and afterwards continue towards Sheldon.


The next stage runs directly between the river and route 105, passed the north side of Sheldon and eventually to South Franklin. At this stage simply follow the river, which will steer you passed corn fields and into a picturesque landscape. Eventually you will have to keep towards Enosburg Falls, which at the same time is the destination of this stage.


In Enosburg Falls you will find various options to take a rest, enjoy a picnic or barbecue. In addition there are many restaurants along main street. After resting head through Enosburg North directly towards Samsonville. You will again cross route 105 and at the same time pass the branch to Choquette Road, which you however ignore and keep heading to East Berkshire. The trail will now lead to a junction crossing route 118. Cross the junction, bike passed the small river Trout and continue towards Nutting Corners. Partly you will still bike alongside the river but finally leave the riverbank about 5km/3,1mi before you get to downtown Richford, the final destination of the tour.

Eating options available
Overnight stay available
Suitable for kids
Suitable for dogs

Where to eat

In St. Albans, the starting point of the tour you will have various options to get some food.

Also in Sheldon, after quite some time of biking, you will have a choice of restaurants.

Especially Enosburg Falls seems to be the place to take a rest and enjoy delicious food since you have a choice between picnic, barbecue and restraurants.

Interesting facts

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  • With an overall length of 26 miles the bike trail is currently the longest bike trail in the USA available on TouriSpo.
  • The bike trail is one of the family friendly trails in the region. The bike trail is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip.
  • If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.

Highlights of the tour

An absolute highlight is the location of the trail. The idyllic panorama is something special to enjoy during your breaks. Also the little villages you pass during your tour make the trail especially attractive to families.

Getting here

By car:

The tour starts in St. Albans. Easiest way to get there is by car.

To get to St. Albans first take I 89 and exit 20. Afterwards keep south on route 7 until you change to route 105 towards Sheldon Road. Now turn left, drive around the block of houses and you will have reached the starting point of the bike tour.


You can also start the tour from the opposite direction. To do so you will have to start in Richford. Simply continue further on route 105 north until you reach downtown Richford. Now turn right onto Troy street and keep going until you reach the starting point of the tour.



St. Albans
Main Street
St. Albans, VT
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