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Montpelier

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[[Image:Vermont_State_House.jpg|thumb|right|Vermont State House]]
'''Montpelier''' is the capital city of [[Vermont]], the smallest state capital in the [[United States]] with a population of 8,035.
[[Image:Vermont_State_House.jpg|thumb|right|Vermont State House]]{{otheruses}}
==Understand==
*A common way to get to Montpelier is by auto. It is located along Interstate 89. It is about 3 hours from [[Boston]] and [[Montreal]].
*You can also fly into [[Burlington (Vermont)|Burlington]], Vermont which is about a 45 minute drive from Montpelier. Or, if it is a weekday, you can take the bus from Burlington to Montpelier [http://www.cctaride.org/bus-information/routes-schedules.html].
*Amtrak has the "Vermonter" passenger train with daily service between Washington, D.C., New York and St. Albans, Vermont.
*'''The Morse Farm Sugar Works''', 1168 County Road (800) 242-2740[http://www.morsefarm.com/]Take a free tour of the sugar house and sample the maple syrup. You can even sample some of the different grades of syrup. It is open year round. March is when the maple sap flows and the syrup is made. Try the sugar on snow, maple sugar drizzled over shaved ice.
*'''Savoy Theater''' 26 Main St. (802) 229-0598[http://www.savoytheater.com/] This is a small 130 seat theater for independent, alternative and foreign films. They also host the week long Green Country Mountain Film Festival [http://www.greenmountainfilmfestival.org]in March each year and have baby friendly matinees on Monday.
*'''Farmers Market''', State Street, Open on Saturday's 9AM-2PM from May to October. Produce from numerous organic gardeners and area farms. Flowers, baked goods, breads, herbs and also crafts.
*'''Vermont Mountaineers''', [http://www.thevermontmountaineers.com/] Attend a Vermont Mountaineers baseball game. The Mountaineers are members of "The New England Collegiate Baseball League" (NECBL) and the league has all NCAA baseball players. Early June to early August. Tickets $4.00, Senior, Student or Military $2.00 and Family Ticket Pack $7.00. Good homemade burgers and hot dogs at the game.
 
*'''Montpelier Art Walk''', Downtown Montpelier, (802) 223-7680, [http://www.lazypear.com/]. Nineteen art venues in Montpelier have organized and developed a brochure and map so that visitors can find all the great local art. Brochures can be downloaded from the web[http://www.lazypear.com/art_gallery/art_walk/montpelier_artwalk_map.pdf] or picked up at any of the participating venues, including: The Lazy Pear Gallery[http://www.lazypear.com/], Artisans Hand Craft Gallery[http://www.artisanshand.com/], TW Wood Gallery[http://www.http://www.twwoodgallery.org/], Govenor's Office, Kellogg-Hubbard Library[http://www.kellogghubbard.lib.vt.us/], Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Vermont Supreme Court Lobby, Vermont State House, Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery[http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/], Capitol Grounds, Conoscenti, La Brioche, Langdon Street Cafe, Rhapsody, The Cheshire Cat, Art and Artwear[http://www.cheshirecatclothing.com/], Phoenix Rising, Salaam, and The Shoe Horn.
==Learn==
*'''Cool Jewels''', 2 State Street, (802) 223-1718. Beads, rocks, crystals and jewelry. Stop and see the Ultimate Beadbox in the store window.
*'''The Lazy Pear Gallery''', 154 Main Street, (802) 223-7680, [http://www.lazypear.com]. Daily 11AM-6PM. Quirky, playful, and humorous fine art by local artists, also serves coffee, tea, and pastries. Children welcome and invited to create their own art on the community art board.
Excellent website*<buy name="Vermont College of Fine Arts" alt="VCFA" address="36 College Street" directions="" phone="802-828-8600" url="www.vermontcollege.edu" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">VCFA is the nation's only college devoted exclusively to graduate education in the fine arts. Offering MFA degrees in Graphic Design, Music Composition, Visual Art, Writing, and Writing for Children, VCFA is located on a hilltop campus just above downtown Montpelier.</buy>===Book stores===Enjoy shopping the fine book stores in Montpelier, all within close walking distance. This will be my first time visiting*'''Bear Pond Books''', 77 Main Street, (802) 229-0774, [http://esearchstockwww.bearpondbooks.com].info/waterbed/index2Books for all ages and interests.html *'''Rivendell Books''', 100 Main Street, (802) 223-3928[http://esearchstockwww.rivendellbooksvt.com]. New, used and remaindered books. *'''The Book Garden''', 50 State Street, (802) 223-2824. Buy used books and new, used and remainder books available. *'''Yankee Paperback Exchange''', 11 Langdon Street, (802) 223-3239. ==Eat== *'''Chef's Table''', 118 Main Street, (802) 229-9202. Lunch, dinner Tu-Sa. Fine dining and run by the New England Culinary Institute.info/waterbed/index4Reservations are recommended for Dinner.html *'''Coffee Corner''', corner of State and Main, (802) 229-9060, [http://esearchstockcoffeecorner.infocom/waterbed/index]. Breakfast and Lunch Daily 6:30AM-3PM. Mom and Pop Dinner.html http*'''J Morgans Steakhouse''', 100 State Street, (802) 223-5252. Open daily 7://esearchstock00 AM for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The kids will love to watch locomotives traveling throughout the restaurant. They also have a Sunday Brunch. *'''Main Street Grill & Bar''', 118 Main Street, (802) 229-9202. Tu-Su with an excellent Sunday brunch from 10AM to 2PM. Another New England Culinary Institute operated property and is casual dining.  *'''Sarducci's''', 3 Main Street, (802) 223-0229.info/waterbed/index3Authentic Italian cuisine from a wood burning oven serving dinner seven nights a week plus lunch Monday thru Saturday.htmlhttp:*<eat name="Julio's Cantina" alt="" address="54 State Street" directions="" phone="(802) 229-9348" url="www.julioscantina.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">On summer days sitting outside, this restaurant offers the best people-watching in all Montpelier. And the food's not bad, either.</eat>*<eat name="Positive Pi 2" alt="" address="22 State Street" directions="" phone="(802) 229-0453" url="www.positivepie.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This upscale pizza & pasta place features trendy decor and many local microbrews on tap.</esearchstockeat>*<eat name="That's Life Soup" alt="" address="41 Elm Street" directions="" phone="(802) 223-5333" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The chef uses local ingredients in this innovative soup, salad, and sandwich cafe, with the best desserts in town.infoThey are open for lunch, and dinner, Wednesday through Saturday. Wine and beer. Cash and check only.</waterbedeat>*<eat name="Skinny Pancake" alt="" address="89 Main Street" directions="" phone="(802) 262-2253" url="www.skinnypancake.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Just opened, they feature crepes made into main meals as well as fabulous dessert creations.</index1eat>*<eat name="Black Door Bar & Bistro" alt="" address="44 Main Street" directions="" phone="(802) 223-7070" url="www.blackdoorvt.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An upscale restaurant with a small bar off to the side, and upstairs a bar area where bands play at night.html</eat>
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==Drink==
*'''The Thrush Tavern''', 107 State Street, (802) 223-2030, [http://thrushtavern.com]. Located close to the State House is one of the local gathering spots. You will see locals, tourists, legislators and lobbyists. They have a full bar, patio, microbrews and a complete menu including daily specials. Look behind the gas station on State Steet to find the tavern.
*'''McGillicuddy's Irish Pub''', 14 Langdon St. (802) 223-2721. Another local hangout and sports bar. They have individual speakers that you can tune and listen to the game you are watching.
*'''Charlie-O's''', 70 Main St., (802) 223-6820. This is a real locals bar with pool table and a lot of character. No tabs and pay cash. Great place to meet the locals.
*<drink name="Three Penny Taproom" alt="" address="108 Main Street" directions="" phone="(802) 223-8277" url="www.threepennytaproom.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This bar features dozens of craft and micro brews from all over the place. Packed with locals. </drink>
 
==Sleep==
*'''Inn At Montpelier''' 147 Main St., (802) 223-2727.
*'''Doyle's Guesthouse''', 35 School St., (802) 223-3535.
*'''Econo Lodge''', 101 Northfield St., (802) 223-5258., [http://www.economyinnvt.com]
*'''Betsy's Bed & Breakfast''', 74 E State St., (802) 229-0466[http://www.central-vt.com/web/betsybb/].
*'''The Lazy Pear Gallery and Guesthouse''', 154 Main Street (802) 223-7680[http://www.lazypear.com/]. Fully furnished apartments rented on a monthly basis.
Montpelier is an excellent place to stay and get out to see other area sites.
*'''[[Stowe]], [[Vermont]]''' Sky Ski Resort Area, with hiking, shops and restaurants.
*'''Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream''' [http://www.benjerry.com/] Take a factory tour.
*'''Cabot Creamery''' [http://www.cabotcheese.com/], in Cabot. See how cheese is made.
*'''Hope Cemetery''' in [[Barre]], has tombstones of granite that are works of art and in some cases very unique. Examples are a race car, soccer ball, a cube balanced on one corner, a biplane and a husband and wife that are side by side in bed overlooking their tombs.
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