Montpelier offers the best of all worlds - an historic walkable downtown packed with shops and restaurants, just steps away from Vermont's natural splendor.
Hubbard Park is the crown jewel of Montpelier, a remarkable natural gem just steps from downtown and the State House. Stretching across nearly 200 acres, Hubbard Park provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Enjoy more than seven miles of hiking and skiing trails, ball fields, picnic areas and two sheltered pavillions, a sledding hill, seven fireplaces, and plenty of moments of peace and quiet in nature. A historic 54-foot high observation tower offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Montpelier's system of community and neighborhood parks mean that you're never more than a short walk away from opportunities to play and enjoy nature. Plus, Montpelier's parks host dozens of great community events each year.
Downtown Montpelier has several intimate green spaces and pocket parks tucked around every corner. Stop in to enjoy lunch, a chess game, or just relax and watch the people go by.
-Christ Church Pocket Park – 64 State Street
-City Hall Plaza – 39 Main Street
-Elm Street Pocket Park – Corner of Elm and Court Street
-Main Street Pocket Park – Just across from City Hall
-Mill Pond Park – East side of Elm Street (Route 12) between Summer and Pearl Streets; overlooking North Branch of the Winooski River
-Peace Park - Next to Bike Path, along Winooski River, between Vermont Department of Labor Building and Dog River Road
-State House Lawn - State Street
-Turntable Park – On Stonecutters Way, overlooking the Winooski River