Montpelier, VT
Vermont
By Jasmine McGee

Vermont is home to the smallest capital city in the United States, Montpelier. This quaint small town has a rich character and it’s the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. 

If you’re living in the lap of luxury, you can get to the town by taking a private plane to Edward F. Knapp State Airport (MPV).  Can’t figure out how to get a private plane?  Don’t worry. Nestled 35 miles northwest of Montpelier is Burlington International Airport (BTV). WhatsCheaper.com can help you book your flight today. Click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to begin searching for a flight. Once you’ve found a flight, click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to use WhatsCheaper.com’s hotel finder.

The city of Montpelier is the place you go for outdoor activities and relaxation. It’s not known for its nightlife, so club enthusiasts might want to venture to another city. But if you’re up for adventure and want to be outdoors, then Montpelier is the place to be. 

If you visit in the winter you can enjoy Morse Farm Ski Tour Center. Located 3 miles from Montpelier’s capital building, this cross-country ski and snowshoe-touring center is a family friend destination for tourists. You don’t have to be an expert to learn the slopes. You can take lessons and learn how to ski from seasoned experts.  And if you’re already a pro, then you can enjoy the 15 miles of groomed cross-country trails.

If you’re anxious to learn some history of Montpelier and Vermont, then visit the Vermont Historical Society Museum. Established in 1838, this organization has devoted itself to preserving and interpreting the history of Vermont. It’s located right near the State Capitol and it’s a building worth visiting while on your vacation.

The town has a few other points of interests worth checking out. The Hubbard Park and Tower was created in 1899 and it’s a park that spans over 185 acres. The park also includes roughly 7 miles of hiking and skiing trails that would surely please the outdoor enthusiast.  The park also has a beautiful observation tower that gives stunning views of the city; it’s the highest point in the city.  Be sure to bring a camera with you as you make your trek to the top of the 54-foot observation tower. You’d hate to get all the way to the top and not be able to capture the stunning view of the city.

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the North Branch Nature Center. This non-profit organization owns a nature preserve that spans across 14 acres. Located on the North Branch River, this preserve has trails that are open to the public on a daily basis. If you’re in need of some fresh air and relaxation, then add the preserve to your list of places to visit.

Depending upon the time you decide to visit, you can visit The Capital City Farmer’s Market. Open during the months of May to October on Saturdays, the market is a great place to meet some locals and get some fresh food. WhatsCheaper.com recommends checking out the farmers market for a rich experience interacting with the locals and tasting some fresh food, as well the local culture.

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MUST SEE IN Montpelier, VT LIST:

  • 1. State Capitol Building
  • 2. Vermont Historical Society Museum
  • 3. Camel's Hump
  • 4. Ethan Allen Statue
  • 5. Capitol Theater
  • 6. Morse Farm Ski Tour Center
  • 7. Hubbard Park
  • 8. North Branch Nature Center
  • 9. Capital City Farmer's Market
  • 10. Winooski River

Montpelier, VT EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Green Mountain Film Festival - March
  • 2. International Rotten Sneaker Contest - March
  • 3. Summer Book Sale - June/July
  • 4. Independence Day Celebration - July
  • 5. Vermont Mountain Bike Festival (Waterbury) - July
  • 6. Annual Manifestivus (Hardwick) - August

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