Many businesses are operating, and more are reopening every day. Visitors are welcome and information about local business openings are available on Montpelier Alive’s website.
Montpelier offers the best of Vermont: farm-to-table dining, dozens of independently-owned boutiques, history and natural beauty, all wrapped up into a welcoming small town nestled in the Green Mountains. Montpelier is the largest urban historic district in Vermont, and, home to local theatre, live music and The Savoy arts cinema, has been recognized as one of the 100 best small arts towns in the U.S. The city's crown jewel is the impeccably restored Vermont Statehouse - one of the oldest and best preserved in the country. Three blocks away is the city’s bustling business district. Linger at independently-owned shops offering books, recordings, clothing, fine crafts and pastries, or dine in one of the many restaurants, cafes or delis in the city.
Nestled where two rivers meet and sheltered by surrounding hillsides, Montpelier also offers ample recreational opportunities. A bike path follows the Winooski River. The 200 acres of North Branch River Park offer gentle trails and access to miles of cross-country ski, mountain bike, and walking trails. Hubbard Park, the city’s premier forested park rising above the State House, provides great views from a stone tower, diverse natural areas and walking trails just a short walk from the State House.
Find out what sets us apart. Learn more about attractions, get the inside scoop on must-do stops and plan your visit by getting to know the area's regional tourism association.
WHAT TO DO
Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique places to stay, restaurants serving locally grown artisan food and drinks, and places to stop and shop. Plan your vacation with our directory.
Much of Vermont is accessible by rail. Learn about what’s near the train station here, and plan your route.
Vermont's downtowns offer access to unique local businesses with one-of-a-kind gifts, treats and treasures. Learn more about shopping in Montpelier
SUMMER IN CENTRAL VERMONT
The region is home to a rich roster of museums and cultural heritage stops and great access to the outdoors. A long summer weekend in central Vermont has a lot to offer.
Vermont’s capital city is home to the golden dome of the Vermont Statehouse, where visitors can take tours and get to know Vermont’s history. Its downtown boasts museums, art galleries, unique local food and sweet treats.