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Several short trails combined offer the visitor a 1.5 mile easy walk.

Button Bay was once the site of a tropical reef and today contains some of the oldest fossilized coral in the nation. Visible sea snails are buried in the coastal limestone along the beautiful shallow edges of Lake Champlain. The trail begins at the end of the park road near the swimming pool and picnic grove. It travels out onto a small peninsula of stately cedars which line the rocky shallow edge. Beautiful mountain scenery and views of waterfowl may be observed from a number of points including Champlain Trail which travels out past the nature center offering more stunning views of the sparkling lake, Green Mountains and Adirondacks. The trails combined offer an easy and enjoyable 1.5 mile stroll. Maps are available from the contact station.

Directions: From Vergennes, VT, Travel .5 miles south on SR 22A. Turn right onto Panton Road and travel 2 - 3 miles west to Webster Road. Turn right (north) and travel a very short distance making a left onto Button Bay Road which takes you directly to the park. Travel to the end of the park road where the picnic and pool area are located. The trail begins at the gate.

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Distance: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Button Bay State Park, Vermont

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