Running from the Mt. Philo Inn

Ther are a wide assortment of runs beginning at the Inn. Easier runs go toward Lake Champlain, harder routes go East up the hills.

Mt. Philo- For training or a quick workout we suggest climbing Mt. Philo. A winding paved road, directly adjacent to the Inn, climbs 600 feet to the summit of Mt. Philo, which offers a panoramic view of the Champlain Valley.  Only 1.5 miles to the top,

Thompson's Point loop: Drive to Thompson's point: Right on Mt. Philo Rd., Left on State Park Rd. quick right on Thompson's point Rd. Follow toward lake 3 miles.  Pass Point Bay Marina. Park at next intersection,  Thompson's Point Rd. and North Shore Rd.
Run either way around the loop, staying on the dirt roads closest to the lake.   

Covered Bridge loop:. Around 15 miles, This loop is more challenging with additional climbing.  

Starting at the Inn:
North/Right on Mt. Philo Rd. 1 mile
Right on One mile Rd. till end. 1 mile
Left on Guinea Rd.  1 mile
Right on Bingham Brook Rd till end 1.5 miles
Left on Spear St. 1/2 mile
Right on Prindle Rd. 3 miles
Right on Roscoe Rd. over Seguin covered bridge. 3 miles
Right on Lewis Creek Rd. 3 miles
Cross Quinlan's covered bridge
Bear left on Spear St. till end. 3 miles
Right on Mt. Philo Rd. till MPI 1 mile


Burlington's Waterfront Bike Path is a 7.6 mile recreational route that runs from the southern end of Burlington at Oakledge Park to the northern end at the Winooski River, where it connects via the newly constructed (spring 2004) bike path bridge to the Colchester Bike Path. The Bike Path rides along the Lake Champlain shoreline, offering wonderful views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. The bike path links six major waterfront parks, along with the Burlington High School and the central Waterfront district.

Vermont is justly deserving of its role as a special running vacation destination. For those who have the time and stamina, there is a 350 mile route around Lake Champlain which has been mapped and described by Lake Champlain Bikeways.And there are also a number of lesser challenges that offer exercise and beautiful countryside.

Great riding experiences are available to all levels of bikers beginning at the Mt. Philo Inn. Routes that loop along Lake Champlain as well as climbs up the toughest mountain passes are within reach.  We are situated along one of the most popular biking routes in Vermont, due to our great views, newly tarred roads, and low traffic.