Audio Postcard: Bike Ferry Transports Riders Across Lake Champlain

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The Colchester-South Hero Causeway is a former railroad track that shoots straight across Lake Champlain,. You can bike, walk, or run along its narrow, gravel path, about five miles from either side, but there’s a 200-foot gap where the two paths don’t quite meet.

At this time of year, though, there’s a solution. On August weekends a team of volunteers from the Burlington non-profit group, Local Motion, operates a 3-minute "bike ferry" across the cut. Last weekend, VPR’s Sarah Ashworth we rode along with them.

The Bike Ferry runs each weekend in August, and also on Labor Day, from 10 to 6, rain or shine. A $5 dollar donation is encouraged.

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