Triple (or Double) Ferry Ride

07/21/2019 8:45 pm - 07/21/2019 8:46 pm
Curtis Lumber Parking Lot, 315 Pine St, Burlington,VT Curtis Lumber Parking Lot, 315 Pine St, Burlington,VT

Leader: Kerry; Co-Leader: Joanna, Social Ride Leader: Donna

Triple (or Double) Ferry Ride – Head north to Colchester and take the Local Motion bike ferry to the Islands, followed by the Grand Isle Ferry to Plattsburgh and ending with the Burlington ferry. The regular ride is 43 miles (E/M) with some packed gravel but another option is to skip the Local Motion Ferry and take a longer ride on Routes 2 and 7 (50 M). The causeway has some potholes and may be one-lane traffic at some sections, but if you’ve never taken the Local Motion ferry, it’s well worth the trip. Bring money for the ferries.

 

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