Route: Grand Isle Loop (VT)

Vermont, US

Robert Rives submitted the route:

Grand Isle, also known as South Hero Island (or "Apple Island" due to an abundance of orchards), is the largest island in Lake Champlain (VT/NY) with a total area of 31 square miles. The very popular Green Mountain Marathon takes place along the western shore of the island, using a C-shaped out-and-back route. 

In an effort to create a circumnavigation of the island, I combined a series of roads that takes the largest logical loop possible without any out-and-backs or route contrivances. The total distance of the loop comes to 30.2 miles and includes a mix of gravel and paved roads, most of which are quiet in the off-season.