Montpelier is All Around Adventure.

Montpelier is truly a four-season destination with outdoor activities, adventure, and sports for all. Nestled in a valley at the confluence of two rivers and sheltered by surrounding hillsides, Montpelier offers adventure year round.

Spring - Summer

Downtown Recreation Path Cross VT Trail For an easy to navigate, flat (by Vermont standards) path suitable for walking, jogging, going by wheelchair, biking, inline skating, or pushing a stroller, check out Montpelier’s Siboinebi Recreation Path. VT Trail Resources and Guides >> Mountain Biking Vermont is known internationally as one of the best mountain biking locations you can find. In recent years, new and exciting trails within minutes of downtown Montpelier have been built. Experience the thrill >> Gravel Riding Vermont is a gravel biker’s dream. With 8,000 miles of pavement-free roads, the gravel terrain not only feels endless, Vermont’s farms, forests, and fields make for endlessly beautiful landscapes. Rides for Everyone >> Fun on The Water Swimming, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, motorboating, waterskiing, even tubing — the Montpelier area has a body of water for just about every fresh water sport imaginable. Prepare to Hit the Water >> Hiking and Walking Hubbard Park, North Branch River Park, Stonewall Meadows, and more! Montpelier is teeming with opportunities to hike and walk. Discover what Montpelier offers for people of all ages and abilities. Get out in nature >> Fat Biking We used to put our bike gear away for the winter, but with the invention of fat biking, now we swap out our gravel bikes for fat bikes and keep the pedals turning in Montpelier all year long! Year-round biking awaits >> Trail Running Get off the beaten path by trail running in Montpelier! Running on the dirt, gravel, and grassy trails in and around the Capital City is a wonderfully challenging way to get exercise—with stellar scenery to keep your mind occupied. Running in and around Montpelier >>

Adventure Stories

Wrightsville Beach Offers More Than Just Swimming

From Kayaking to Disc Golf: Wrightsville Beach Offers More than Just Swimming Wrightsville Recreation District is known for its easy access and sandy beach, but it’s not just about swimming. Located in Middlesex just five miles from downtown ...

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All Around Adventure

Montpelier is a hub for outdoor recreation, and is nestled in a valley where The North Branch and the Winooski rivers converge and public lands connect multiple networks of trails. Access to nature couldn’t be easier, from the Hubbard Park trails ...

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Sledding in Montpelier

The city of Montpelier was built in a valley surrounded by the Green Mountains. The various hills and slopes that make up the valley provide locals and visitors alike an opportunity to experience some of the best sledding in Vermont. From the trails ...

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Montpelier: A Hub for Downhill Skiers

When people think of Vermont, they imagine maple syrup, colorful leaves, and skiing. Vermont’s ski mountains are some of the best in the Northeast with resorts such as Sugarbush, Mad River, and Bolton; all of which are under an hour's drive from ...

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Top 10 Local Favorite Outdoor Adventures in Central Vermont

Montpelier, in the heart of Central Vermont, is surrounded by adventure. Right from downtown you can access hiking, mountain biking, gravel biking, nordic skiing, swimming, paddling, and amazing parks for walking. To add to that, Montpelier is just ...

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Enjoying Spring in Montpelier

This is spring here, tumultuous and dramatic, and full of wonder. It’s as if we forget every year, and are taken by surprise as the sun sets and the evening wood frogs chime ...

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