101 Northfield St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 223-5258
Fax: (802) 223-0716
The historic Vermont State House was first occupied by the Vermont government in 1859. Although the dome is part of the original design, it was not gilded until the beginning of the 20th Century. In fact, the Vermont State House has been called "the finest example of the Greek Revival style in the United States." Although the State House is the seat of Vermont government, it has also always been used as a museum and cultural facility as well, earning it the nickname "the People's House."
Hubbard Park has 185 acres and with roughly 7 miles of hiking and skiing trails, numerous picnic areas, a soccer and ball field, a small pond, a sledding hill, and a 54-foot observation tower.
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Established in 1895, Hope Cemetery is a landmark in Barre. This historic cemetery can pass of as a museum of granite sculptures with unusual memorials dotting its verdant landscape. Spread over 65 acres (26 hectares) are more than 10,000 granite tombstones, some of which are designed and carved by the occupants themselves. Take a tour of the place for a glimpse into Barre’s granite mining heritage and sculpting craftsmanship.
The Aldrich Public Library is open Monday through Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Bragg Farm is a 5th generation family sugarhouse offering daily tours, tastings, and a gift shop.
If you are looking for something off-beat, then Knight's Spider Web Farm might be the place for you. This one of a kind site offers unique gifts from spider weaves to painted wooden accessories. It is the home of orb weaves spiders whose webs are preserved in wooden plaques with spray paint and lacquer. Visit this unassuming 'web site' for an interesting glimpse into the world of arthropod art.
Thrilling outdoor sports like skiing, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking for enthusiasts, friendly delis and cafes for the foodies, splurgeworthy stores and antique shops for the shopaholics; one can rest assured to have a vacation of their preference at the Mad River Valley. The valley also ensures entertainment for tourists with the diverse events like sports tournaments, marathons, film night and farmer's markets hosted here. The best way to end an activity-filled day at the valley is by retiring at one of the plush condominiums and inns in the region!
Breathtaking panoramic views on a Gondola or toll road.
Icelandic sheep breeders in New England not only offer breeding stock, soft wool yarn, fleece and roving -- they offer onfarm clinics for beginners and hands-on demonstrations at Vermont Farm Shows.
Originally built as a warming hut in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, it is now operated as a public lodging facility with a unique partnership between the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and the Stowe Mountain Resort.
Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. Many species of plants found in Smugglers Notch are endangered and grow nowhere else in Vermont. It is a corridor park and consists of a campground, a picnic area, the "Notch" proper, and trailheads to some of the more popular hiking trails in Vermont. The campground, with majestic views of Mount Mansfield, has 20 tent/trailer sites and 14 leantos. 15 sites (3 being lean-tos) feature walk-in camping for a more rustic experience. One of the two restrooms includes hot showers. A sanitary dump station is available, but no hookups.