Explore the Intervale
The Intervale is open to the public 365 days a year. Our recreational trails wind along the Winooski River all the way to the Ethan Allen Homestead. They are perfect for biking, birding, walking, jogging, and skiing in the winter.
When weather permits, we groom 3 miles of cross-country ski trails for both classic and skate skiers. These trails are 100% supported by our community and people like you – please donate to support their maintenance! Get current ski conditions here.
Intervale Road/Trail is part of Cycle the City, a self-guided loop that winds through Burlington along the bike path, through the Ethan Allen Homestead, through the farmfields and trails of the Intervale Center, and up to the University of Vermont and downtown Burlington.
The Intervale Center attracts hundreds of birders every year who come to enjoy the wide diversity of species that inhabit this unique floodplain. Wind your way along the Winooski River on the Rena Calkins trail to see Mallards and Common Mergansers, head to the farm fields for Red-tailed Hawk and Peregrine Falcon sightings, or check out the wooded areas for kinglets, warblers, woodpeckers and more.
We welcome you to take a stroll or jog along our trails and roads. Enjoy the scenery! Stop by the information kiosk outside the Intervale Center’s offices to orient yourself. There are two public parking lots off of Intervale Road, or you can park in our lot across the street from Gardener’s Supply. We encourage you not to leave valuables in your car!
Tommy Thompson Community Gardens, managed by Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, is the largest community garden in Burlington with 150 plots and over 300 gardeners. Click here to learn more and become a community gardener in the Intervale!
summervale & wintervale
Join us every Thursday from July 6 – August 31 from 5:30 – 8 PM for local food, live music, Slow Food Vermont tastings, kids activities, and more!
*Free admission (donations gratefully accepted) * No pets * No outside alcohol* Very limited parking – but free valet bike parking!
Summervale takes place at 180 Intervale Road in Burlington, just past Gardener’s Supply Co. For all questions about Summervale, please contact Abby Portman.
The Intervale Center is committed to providing 3 miles of free, groomed XC ski trails in the Intervale (weather permitting!) for our community. Thanks to the generosity of our community and a successful crowdfunding campaign, we purchased a new-to-us snowmobile and are all ready to groom whenever we get 6+ inches of snow.
2018 Dates TBD
Intervale Center – 180 Intervale Road Burlington, VT 05401
- Free ski and snowshoe rentals for the whole family
- Kids activities and games
- Slow Food Vermont tastings and City Market “Make it from Scratch” activities
- Delicious food and drink for purchase
- NEW this year – a chili cook-off and a bonfire to stay warm!
Rent Our Barn
The Intervale Center is a great place to celebrate! Our beautiful Community Barn and grounds are available to rent for your beautiful wedding, private party or meeting.
May 20th and May 27th are the only available weekends for the 2017 rental season!
2018 Available Weekends
May: 5/4 5/11 5/18 5/25
June: 6/1 6/29
July: 7/6 7/20
August: 8/3 8/24
September: 9/ 7 9/21 9/28