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The visitor will find eleven self-guided interpretive stations along the North Shore Nature Trail.

The North Shore Nature Trail offers a close look at the landscape of Burton Island. The island has undergone many changes over the past 14,000 years which has been covered by glaciers, covered by a huge cold lake and then submerged beneath a small cold sea. It became part of a peninsula utilized by Native Americans and later was farmed for 100 years by European settlers. It became a state park in 1960. Each stage of the island's history has left features for you to discover and explore. This self-guiding trail will help you visualize and understand the natural and cultural events as you travel to scenic Eagle Bay on Burton Island's North Shore.

Directions: From St. Albans Bay, VT, Travel 3.5 miles southwest on Town Road, Lake Road and Point Road to Kamp Kill Kare State Park. Passenger Ferry to Burton Island which is accessible only by boat; no vehicles. Ferry runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($). The nature center and nature trail are located on the southwest side of the island near the beach and marina.

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Difficulty: Easy

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Burton Island State Park, Vermont

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