Hiking on LaPlatte River Marsh Natural area
Sunday afternoon, Noah and Hien
This is January but Burlington is usually warm and sunny. Most of the snow thawed. So today Noah and I went to LaPlatte River Marsh for a hike. 15 minutes drive from our house, and on the way to Shelburne Farm.
- Nobody is watching. We have the whole natural area to ourselves.
Laplatta River Marsh
- The scenery is very beautiful. Noah wished we could paddle on the marsh.
Paddle on LaPlatte, picture from Internet.
- Most trees have no leaves. However the pines do have.
- There are various creatures of the habitat. Beavers, deers, herons and so on.
- I know little bit about beavers. They do eat the trunk of the trees to collapse the trees. Their sharp teeth eat the surrounding of the tree, few inches from the bottom and eventually the trees will collapse.
Biking the bike path of Burlington
Saturday afternoon, Noah and Hien.
After I lost my bike in front of the porch, I did not ride the bike often anymore. Now back to normal, Noah had an extra white bike to offer me to ride with.
It was very beautiful. We biked most of the time in the cold air but on the very beautiful scenery of Burlington Bike path. Sometimes we hiked though, as the snow did not melt all the road yet. It was really fun, considering the fact that I was mostly in office and on computer these days looking for some opportunities in semiconductors in California.
Again, it started with the Trailspeak sign at the house of Chapin and Rebecca. The survey is “What is the one event in history would you change… and why?“
These are the pictures of the bikepath of Burlington that I found on the Internet. I did not take photos much anymore since it took much time to take pictures and would be hard to have such beauty. All the below pictures are from this site and taken by a UVM student.
Burlington Bikepath in Waterfront, picture from Internet
A long the Waterfront park
Along the park
Along the park, looking at the Lake.
Down to Winooski, pictures from the Internet
A bridge over the Winooski river, connecting Burlington and Winooski
Still on Winooski bridge
We went down all the way to Colchester causeway, pictures from the Internet
Bike road to the causeway
Going on on the causeway
A bike on the causeway
The green mountain afar.
There is going to be a dead end at the end of the causeway. The water gap separate Colchester and Grand Isle in South Hero on Lake Champlain Island. Usually in August, there will be a ferry service of Local Motion to carry bikers and their bike across the gap between the end of the causeway and the other side – South Hero on Lake Champlain Island. In August 2008, Tri, Van and I biked this way to Lake Champlain Island in one of those August days, one a tandem bike and a normal bike.
On the way back to Burlington, instead of getting back to the bikepath, we biked to Winooski and stopped at Mallets Bay. It was very beautiful. Empty. We had the whole open space to ourselves.
Mallets Bay is very popular for paddling and kayaking. Some folks do motor-canoing too. Lake Champlain is probably the best place for boating to my knowledge as it is so clean, not crowed and surrounding by green ranges of mountains from New York State Vermont. Very beautiful.
Mallets Bay pictures from the Internet
Boats on Mallets Bay
Motor-boat on Mallets Bay