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Montpelier - Vermont .com is your premier online guide to Montpelier, Vermont showcasing hundreds of exciting events and attractions throughout Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains and the counties of Washington, Chittendon, Addison, Orange and Caledonia. Montpelier is the nation's smallest state capital and is located in central Vermont at the confluence of the Winooski and North Branch Rivers. We invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular travel destinations featuring the historic communities of Barre, Middlesex, Waterbury, Duxbury, Stowe and Cabot.
Montpelier and the Central Vermont area offers a large variety of recreational opportunities, including many nationally renowned ski resorts as well as state and private forest preserves including Hubbard Park, a 185 acre wilderness retreat in the middle of the city of Montpelier and the 179 acre North Branch Park. Both parks are connected by a network of pathways and cross country ski trails. Visitors can find superb alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country and telemark at a variety of major ski resorts including Mad River Glen, Stowe, Sugarbush and Bolton Valley. During the summer months visitors can canoe and kayak a seven mile stretch of the Winooski River which begins at the Lower State Street river entry area and ends at the first falls in Middlesex. For anglers, the Wrightsville Reservoir offers excellent boating and fishing.

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History of the State Capitol
In 1805 Montpelier was chosen as the capitol of Vermont and the permanent seat of the legislature. Montpelier features the nationís oldest and best preserved state capitol. The State House is famous for its brilliant gold dome which measures 57 feet high and is made of wood sheathed in copper and covered with 23.7 carat gold leaf. The House and Senate chambers are the oldest legislative chambers in their original condition anywhere in the country. Guided tours are available daily from July through mid-October and are offered free of charge.

When visiting Montpelier there are many attractions to enjoy including theVermont State House, T.W. Wood Art Gallery , Camp Meade Victory Museum, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and Hubbard Park and Tower . County even features seven quintessintial covered bridges!

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The City of Burlington is the largest and most populated city in Vermont and and is often refered to as the "Queen of Lake Champlain" because of its unique location on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Champlain bordering the edge of the Adirondack Park. Each year, Burlington welcomes thousands of visitors traveling to the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. The city of
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Burlington is famous for its quintessential charm and architectural beauty and is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States.
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Explore Rutland, Vermont
Located in the heart of the Green Mountain State, Rutland is the second largest city in the state of Vermont. Rutland County includes 28 towns and has approximately 70,000 residents.

The City of Rutland provides the region with a vibrant historic downtown and a variety of businesses and services including a major regional medical center, technical education center, library, numerous clubs, churches, and a selection of excellent schools and colleges.

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Culinary Arts
Vermont has long been known for its truly unique & varied cuisine ranging from fresh caught native brook trout to world class dining at five star resorts. In the internationally acclaimed City of Burlington, diners can choose from exciting restaurants with menus featuring everything from sushi and health foods to hearty Vermont homecooked meals.
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The University of Vermont
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is the largest institution of higher learning in Vermont, comprising nearly 300 buildings and a 950-acre main campus. The university maintains a dual focus on instruction and research. Its enrollment is 7,601 undergraduates, 1,106 graduates and 394 medical students. The average undergraduate class size is 22.

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The University of Vermont faculty consists of 974 full-time and 183 part-time instructors. Most of the undergraduates are from outside Vermont, principally the Northeastern states. UVM offers more than 90 undergraduate majors; the most popular are business, English, and political science. The university also offers four preprofessional programs; 72 master's and 20 doctoral degree programs; and an M.D. program.

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Montpelier Attractions

Vermont State House
The Capitol is a magnificent building located in downtown Montpelier. The gold leaf dome includes real gold and offers a spectacular contrast with the wooded hillside of Hubbard Park in the background. The interior is adorned with marble floors, spiral staircases and finely carved wood trim.

T.W. Wood Art Gallery
Located on the Vermont College campus in College Hall, the gallery maintains a continuous display of the paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood. The gallery also includes exhibitions of regional artists and craftsmen.

Hubbard Park and Tower
Hubbard Park was created through a gift of 125 acres to the City of Montpelier by John E. Hubbard in 1899. Since then several other parcels have been added to the park which now consists of 185 acres and roughly 7 miles of hiking and skiing trails, numerous picnic areas, a soccer and baseball field, a small pond, a sledding hill, and a 54 foot observation tower. The observation tower offers spectacular views of the city from the highest point in the city.

Cold Hollow Cider Mill
P.O. Box 420 Waterbury Center, VT 05677, (802) 244-8771, Toll free: (800) 3-APPLES, (800) 327-7537, Fax:(802) 244-7212
A working apple cider mill which hosts 200,000 guests a year. Watch the apples being pressed into cider. In addition the mill has its own specialty bakery. Although apple delicacies dominate, a variety of taste-tempters are available. On Route 100, six miles north of Waterbury.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Waterbury, VT
Time Magazine termed it "the best ice cream in the world." Tours of the ice cream factory are available. The factory is located three miles north of Waterbury on Route 100. Multi-media slide show tells the story of the company. Watch the process and sample the product. Children (of all ages) love to visit.

Camp Meade Victory Museum

Located of I-89, Exit 9 in Middlesex, the musuem is a military history park featuring many antique military vehicles ranging from a Horwitzer, Half-Track and Sabre Jet. It is the site of the 1930's Civilian Conservation Corp Camp..

Rock of Ages Quarry
Rock of Ages Visitors Center, P.O. Box 482, Barre, VT 05641, (802) 476-3119, Fax: Attn.: Todd, (802) 476-3110
The world's largest granite quarry is located southeast of Barre. Sheer cliffs descend 475 feet to quarry floor below. The Visitors Center describes the process which transforms this gray stone into beautiful monuments and sculpture which endures for centuries. The Visitors Center is open May 1-October 31 (closed July 4), Monday-Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Special Fall hours, Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Hope Cemetery

A veritable outdoor museum of fine granite carvings in Barre. Local cemeteries are the final resting place for family and friends of the world's most skilled granite artisans.

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