Intervale Center


180 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT 05401 Visit Website | 802-658-3313


Ages: All Ages Parking: Yes

Founded in 1988, the Intervale Center manages a 360-acre campus of farmland, trails and open space along the Winooski River in Burlington, VT. The famer's influence radiates out from this beloved place as we work across Vermont to enhance farm viability and land sustainability, and more broadly as we serve as a model for food and farming organizations throughout the world.

The Intervale is open the public 365 days a year. Recreational trails wind along the Winooski River all the way to the Ethan Allen Homestead. They are perfect for biking, birding, walking, jogging, and winter skiing and snowshoeing!

The Intervale also hosts events throughout the year, like the beloved Summervale during warm months, featuring music, food, and plenty of kids activities. 

Hiking the Intervale Trail:

A two mile dirt road and packed dirt trail that winds along the mightly Winooski River and the Invervale's Organic farm. Perfect on snow shoes or cross country skis.


  • From Burlington, take North Winooski Avenue north to Riverside Avenue.
  • At light, make left onto Intervale Road.
  • Continue 1/2 mile, cross train tracks and pass Gardener's Supply.
  • Parking area is on the right just after the road turns to dirt.

The trail may also be accessed from the north, near Ethan Allen Homestead.

  • Take the Rt. 127 ramp to Ethan Allen Homestead and find a small parking lot just to the right. The trail is to the right of the parking lot.

*Photo from Sweet Roots Farm


2 reviews
  • November 9, 2011
    "A great place to ski if you live in town and don't want to drive. It's a great spot and is even groomed! Lots of options for loops. It's very flat so it's a great workout."
    - mpc
  • January 3, 2010
    "A lot of fun skiing this trail right in Burlington, 30 minute walk from downtown or 10 minute drive. It's free and lightly used. The trail could use a little better marking but you can also just follow the tracks. There are no real hills, so it makes a great trail for beginners and for those who just want to open up on a straight flat. Not that there aren't any facilities, it's just the trail. So be sure to pack in your own water and aprs ski snackyou and the kidlings will be hungry. I think you can rent skis at Ski Rack downtown if you don't have any and just want to give it a try."
    - gahlord

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