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Swanton Fit & Healthy Recreation Path

Dedicated to Richard “Dick” Thompson

The Town of Swanton has a recreation path for use by pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles that connects with the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT). The LVRT also intersects with the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail (MVRT), providing Swanton with access to miles of hiking and biking on scenic trails. 

Hours of operation: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Emergencies: Dial 911


  • NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES - except wheelchairs
  • All dogs must be on a leash
  • No horses
  • Please pick-up after your dogs
  • Please do not litter
  • Stay on path - Respect private land & owners
  • No alcohol or tobacco use

To report violations or provide comments, call 802-868-4421​​​​​​​.

Contributors & Donors

This path was funded by a grant from the Vermont Department of Health Fit and Healthy Vermonters with help from:

  • Andy Leduc Construction
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
  • Garrett's Vegetables
  • Hamlen's Garder Center
  • Lamothe Excavation
  • R. John Martell Construction
  • Missisquoi Valley Union High School
  • Northwestern Medical Center
  • Swanton School
  • Swanton Fit & Healthy Committee
  • Swanton Historical Society
  • Shelburne Limestone Corporation
  • Swanton Recreation Commission
  • Swanton Teen Center
  • Town of Swanton
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Swanton Village, Inc.

AOT Press Release - All Rail Trails Closed

Barre, Vt. – The Agency of Transportation (AOT) has closed the State rail trails due to flooding and potential hazards on the trails.

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail, and Beebe Spur Rail Trail are closed until further notice.

Trail users are advised to avoid all State rail trails, which are sustaining flood damage in certain areas and have down trees and rapidly changing conditions.

For updates on trail conditions, visit the Vermont Rail Trail System website’s Trail Updates page at