Shelburne Bay Park



1230 Bay Rd, Shelburne, VT 05401 Visit Website


Parking: Yes

A 104 acre park located off of Bay Road. One entrance accesses the Bike and Recreation Path open for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The other accesses the boat ramp area managed by the Fish and Wildlife Department. The Recreation Path also connects with the Ti-Haul Trail across Bay Road from the parking lot. The trail is just over a mile long and connects to Harbor Road, just west of the Shelburne Community School.

Directions to the Park

Take US Route 7 to Shelburne and turn west onto Bay Road. Travel west on Bay Road approximately 1 mile, and the Access Area will be on the right.

For Fishing

Once at the access area you can either fish the La Platte River (Bay Road crosses this river) or Shelburne Bay and Lake Champlain itself. 


3 reviews
  • October 11, 2012
    "Love this park for walking! It is great that you can take your dog with the family all yearround, unlike Shelburne Farms down the road, where dogs are only welcome offseason November 1March 31. There is a small parking lot at the trail head. The paths are fairly wide and appear to be well maintained. You could easily push a stroller with fat tires on it. There are 12 mile markers along the way so you can tell just how far you have gone. There are offshoot trails that go into the woods, we didn't take those but they appeared a bit narrower and more rugged, yet not steep. The terrain there is relatively flat, not mountainous. At the far end of the trail you come upon the bay of Lake Champlain with a beautiful view. There is small beach and bench."
    - missmagpie
  • September 14, 2010
    "This is probably our favorite place to snowshoe. It's not difficult so the kids like it, but the scenery is beautiful for the parents. You are right next to the water for a good distance and it splits off later on in various directions. So peaceful. Another nice feature is that you can snowshoe here for a half hour or much longer without a long drive to get there."
    - bdempsey
  • November 5, 2008
    "Shelburne Bay Park is a Chittenden County treasure that is accessible yearround, and full of wonder for anyone craving fresh air and a dose of nature, whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours to spend there. The trails are wellkept, with a moderate, wide trail for a walk, as well as narrow, winding trails that test even the most cardiovascular systems, young or old! The park's accessibility, not far off Route 7 in Shelburne, makes it an easy way to get a family hike in when you've got a packed weekend but really want a bit of quality time outdoors together. With choices to go deeper into a gorgeous wooded system of maples and other deciduous beauties, or stay lakeside along an easy, curving trail perfect for little people and parents, the park is perfect for an afterschool outing or time on the weekend. Plenty of parking is available, and you can also access the LaPlatte Nature trail just across Bay Road for further exploring choices. Definitely a Must See, Must Do!"
    - twincoastlove

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