Running starting at the Mt. Philo Inn
Our unique hotel with 3 bedroom suites has a wide assortment of fantastic runs beginning at the Inn. Easier runs go toward Lake Champlain, harder routes go east toward the hills. See the Hiking page for additional information.
Mt. Philo- For training or a quick workout we suggest climbing Mt. Philo. A winding paved road, accessible from the Inn via our private Carriage Road lined with black willows and sugar maples, rises 600 feet to the summit of Mt. Philo, which offers a panoramic view of the Champlain Valley, Adirondack and Green Mountains. 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. 3 miles
Around the Block: (5 miles) North on Mt. Philo Rd, right on 1 mile Rd, Right on Guinea Rd. Right on Spear St. right on Mt. Philo Rd.
Covered Bridge loop:. Around 15 miles, This loop is more challenging with significant 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.