Every day, Montpelier serves the people of the Green Mountain State.
Every day we serve up the arts. We offer an artistic environment on the caliber of much larger cities. Whether it is a showing of an independent film, a live production on stage, artists in our galleries, and sculpture in the street art infuses our everyday life. We celebrate the arts with festivals and welcome with open arms the talented students that come here to learn at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Every day we serve up the fine food and drink of a state renowned for our connection of farm and table. Our restaurants are an eclectic mix of fine dining and casual fare where cuisine both familiar and exotic come together. Our farmers market is a showcase of the bounty of our land. And as home to the New England Culinary Institute, we are a place where the culinary arts are honed each day.
Every day we serve up customer service. We are the largest collection of independent businesses in central Vermont. Our downtown hearkens to a time when a grocer, a hardware store, and a pharmacist were staples in the community. Add to this our specialty shops where one-of-a-kind finds are offered in an array of places that would rival the shopping in some of America’s most sophisticated downtowns.
Every day we serve up recreation. It is in this capital city that can you go on a hike on the mountain behind the gilded dome of the State House, hop on a bike path or off-road trail in the heart of downtown, enjoy parks unrivaled in beauty, and can be on the slopes in the time it takes most folks to get out of their neighborhood.
Ours is a city that combines the ideals that American’s cherish in a small town and couples those ideals with innovation and energy rarely found in a community of 8,000.
We invite you to visit, experience, or stay in Montpelier, America’s Small Town Capital and a place where we serve Vermont daily.
Learn more at www.montpelieralive.com.
Photos by George Anderson.