Lone Rock Point / North Beach

Lone Rock Point / North Beach

Burlington, Vermont 05401

Official Website
Rock Point webpage
Rock Point map

About this Location

The Rock Point land is owned by the Episcopal Church in Vermont. The Lake Champlain Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the Rock Point Peninsula and helps steward the land and trails. The Episcopal Church graciously allows the public to access the property’s trails, provided that visitors follow certain rules and obtain a free trail pass. To view the rules and obtain a trail pass (via a quick one-minute online form),  please visit the Rock Point Visitor Guidelines webpage.

One of the most spectacular natural areas in the State of Vermont lies within walking distance of downtown Burlington. Conserved in 2019 by the Lake Champlain Land Trust thanks to the landowner, the Episcopal Church in Vermont, and our members and Rock Point and Arms Forest Coalition partners, Burlington’s Rock Point Natural Area is a one-of-a-kind treasure. We hope you enjoy exploring Rock Point’s recently-restored trail system, which was made possible by the conservation partners and generous community support.

Parking on the Rock Point property is extremely limited. We do not recommend trying to park at 5 Rock Point Road, as this lot is often full.

To reach the trails, take the Burlington Bike Path to the main trailhead, which is just north of North Beach and just south of Leddy Park. If driving, park at Leddy Park (View Map) and walk south a short distance along the Bike Path. Just after passing the wooden fencing lining the path, on your right you will see the Rock Point Trails entrance, which includes bike racks, stone steps, and a kiosk. You may also access the trail system from the City of Burlington’s North Beach.

Some trails and trail sections may be closed on occasion, including the seasonal closure of the Holy Trinity Trail (usually during mid-summer). Please respect all trail closures. 

North Beach is Burlington’s largest beach and the only beach with active lifeguards in the summer season. With food concessions, a playground, restrooms with showers, picnic tables, and grills, North Beach has something for everyone. During the summer months, you can also rent kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards at the vendor’s kiosk. The park and beach are open all year.

North Beach is located off of North Avenue, down the road from the high school, and boasts a full campground with available sites for overnight rentals.

Parking fees are charged from May to October – $6 Resident/$8 Non-Resident for Day. Access is free if you enter on foot or by bike. Gates are open from 9 am-9 pm. There is no charge to park November-April. Gates are open on weekdays 9 am-2 pm.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

Content from Rock Point webpage and Lone Rock Point and North Beach webpage

Last updated October 13, 2023