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Old 07-27-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Stowe has had an amazing paved rec path for years. It's abit further away but well worth checking out given your preferences. It's basically flat with slight gradual uphills.
Town of Stowe, Vermont - * Stowe Recreation Path
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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If you want a nice work out Mt. Philo is all paved. It's about 2 miles of paved uphill road and very safe.

Paved roads don't make a lot of sense in VT because they are extremely costly to maintain and to create, and native Vters aren't used to hiking on pavement anyways.
I agree on Mt. Philo; my wife, dog and I walk there a few times a week. Sometimes we do the hiking trail which is not paved and reasonably steep. Other times we do the paved road. Paved road is great in the winter when the snow is still in the woods but might have melted on the road. (Or, using YakTrax.) You can also pull a kid on a sled during much of the winter.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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I DID find a paved walking path in St. Albans! for anyone interested it is located at Home :: Collins Perley Sports Center and it is called the Rotary Health Path and it is open 24 hours a day and is free of charge! I am so excited!

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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more specific link Walking/Jogging :: Collins Perley Sports Center
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Pretty neat. I can't see where the path runs from the photo. You might give a review of it once you have walked it a few times.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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I walked it today and 2 loops was around 2ish miles per my GPS. it is nicely maintained although a little narrow. There are lots of benches along the path including a very shady spot to sit and rest. There are also various work out areas along the path with several suggestions on how to use the equipment at each station (body curls etc). There was lots of parking and I felt very safe walking this path. It is right up next to the sport center/track and the loop goes along the backside of nice neighborhood. I will definitely be walking here again!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Kudos to you for uncovering it and sharing the info with others.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: St Albans Vermont
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The rail trail up here in St Albans is mostly a fine gravel and I see quite few walkers using it. I bicycle on it when the days are cool. Hills are long and gradual, and it's a good distance.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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guess what?! other people want a walking/biking trail here too! if you are interested ...
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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It's a bit tricky. In the rural areas or smaller towns even paved roads often don't have sidewalks. You could certainly get in your car and drive to St. Albans or drive a bit farther to the Burlington bike path, where you will also enjoy beautiful views of the Adirondacks.
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