Things to Do During COVID-19

Keep our community safe! If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Remember to practice appropriate social distancing and other safety measures. For example, if you choose to go on a walk, please stay at least six feet away from any walking partners. Team sports, playgrounds, and social gatherings are not recommended. 

COVID-19 Activities


  • The City of Montpelier has prepared several family friendly activities to keep you outside and moving during this pandemic. Check out their newest activity Color the Town.

  • Go for a walk around the State House grounds.

  • Take a bike ride on the Montpelier Bike Path or on one of our area’s amazing mountain biking trails.

  • Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of our historic downtown.

  • Shop online at your favorite local stores. To see which ones take online orders, visit www.montpelieralive.org/onlineshopping 

  • Visit one of Montpelier’s stunning parks and get in touch with nature.

  • Enjoy a Virtual ArtWalk. We invited artists to submit some of their work and will be showcasing art each day.

  • Grab a book or puzzle from Bear Pond Books or Woodbury Mountain Toys, or pick up a new hobby from GuitarSamNotion Fabric & Craft, or The Drawing Board. All have alternative shopping arrangements available, by email, phone, or online store. 

  • Center yourself with an online mediation class from Blossom Ayurveda.

  • Take an online yoga or fitness class: ZenithGrateful Yoga , Embodied Yoga and Alpenglow.

  • Get out and enjoy our natural beauty. 
    • Check out this nature walk: Head north from downtown up Elm Street and turn right on Cummings Street, which leads you to North Branch River Park’s trail following the North Branch of the Winooski River. Check out the beaver dams along the way. Cross over the footbridge to North Branch Nature Center, where you can take in free art and natural science exhibits and explore the trails through woods, meadows and riparian zones. Head across Elm Street to take the connector trail from Finch Road to Hubbard Park. Climb the 100-year-old tower in Hubbard Park to take in the views of the town framed by Camel’s Hump and the Worcester Range before making your way down the State House trail.
  • PoemCity goes digital!
    • On Friday, April 3 at 7pm on the Vermont Humanities Council Facebook Page, poet Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses.
    • On April 5 at 5pm you can experience Poetry=Music House Concert: Live through FacebookAaron Marcus (piano, tunesmith) and Sam Sanders (spoken word) work as a captivating duo to bring the emotive works of Vermont poets to life.
    • On April 18 at 2pm you can be a view Poem City’s Virtual Voicing Art Poetry Reading. Inspired by the themes of connection and interdependent independence in this unprecedented, extraordinary time, this Zoom gathering is for all writers, readers, and appreciative listeners - local in the Vermont region or geographically dispersed.
  • Explore some of Vermont’s art galleries and museums, including the Vermont History Center, online!
  • Join Librarian Nicole Westbom on Facebook for live streamed story time videos! You can watch live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am by visiting the Kellogg-Hubbard Library’s Facebook page
  • Watch Bill McKibben’s speech that was scheduled for March 31 at Montpelier High School on YouTube
  • Check out our community calendar for more ideas.
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