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Finding a Parking Place for your Car while Bicycle Touring in Vermont

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Grand Island State Park - South Hero, VTGrand Island State Park - South Hero, VT thanks to Gary at http://www.rollingroads.com/gary/nhvt.shtml for the picture

Finding a parking place for your car while you are off on your bicycle tour is a major part of planning a bicycle tour. Each of my tours has had its own answer.

Some of the places I have used in the past are:

1. Ferry Terminals – bicycle and ferries make great partners

2. Air Port Parking Lots – this is a great option if their are bikeable roads to the airport, works best at smaller airports.

3. Motels – this requires a call ahead but is often a great option

I was wondering if I could leave my car at State Parks in Vermont. I just got a great response to that question from Vermont State Parks. Here’s the letter I got:

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email and for your interest in bicycling in Vermont.

Most of our Parks, including North Hero, open May 23rd. At North Hero, it is fine to arrange with the park to leave your car. The cost is $3 per day. There is also a form that needs to be signed at the Park. I would suggest that if you want to leave your car at another Park, that you contact the Park in advance. The phone numbers can be found at our website, which is www.vt.stateparks.com.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Cindy Davis
Vermont State Park Reservations
Call Center
Toll-free line: 1-888-409-7579

This is a very nice option, thanks to Cindy and the Vermont State Parks

so we can add:

4. Vermont State Parks – I’ll need to check out this option in other states

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Written by Roland

February 25, 2008 at 9:38 am

Posted in Tour Planning

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