About Montpelier, Vermont
Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the United States with a population of just under 8,000 people. It's a small town with big city amenities - a lively arts and music scene, great restaurants, pubs and shops, excellent outdoor recreation, and an active community life amidst spectacular Vermont foliage. Local artisans display their works on Main Street at Artisan’s Hand Craft Gallery, one of only five Vermont State Craft Centers in the state.
Montpelier is proud to be home to the Vermont State House, one of the oldest and best preserved of our nation's state capitols. After 140 years, the State House Chambers are the oldest legislative chambers in their original condition in the United States. As you tour the halls and chambers, you will develop a sense of what makes this historic building, and the State for which it was built, unique.
About Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, the most populated city in the Green Mountain State, is a celebrated, vibrant, small city located in northwestern Vermont on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. The sunsets over the lake are superb, as is the assortment of restaurants, pubs and shops that line the pedestrian Church Street Marketplace and walkable streets and parks surrounding the college town and important commercial city.
A short walk from Church Street takes you to the nearby waterfront--lakeside parks, ferry crossings, excursion boats, and a 12.5 mile walking/bike path that connects to the Lake Champlain Islands by a special bike ferry in summer. Bicycles, rollerblades, kayaks, and sailboats are all available for rent.
The city harbors great museums and galleries too. The waterfront offers ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, the go-to place to learn about the history and ecology of Lake Champlain. Nearby Pine Street and downtown are full of contemporary galleries, and the University of Vermont’s eclectic Fleming Museum is not to be missed.
About Northfield, Vermont
Located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, Northfield is home to Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the United States. Northfield is an easy ten-mile drive from Montpelier, the state's capital. The Town of Northfield, Vermont was chartered in 1781 and consists of 38.3 square miles.The Town Common is the heart of Northfield’s downtown and home to banks, stores, restaurants, and a Farmer’s Market held weekly from mid May through mid October. Northfield also is home to six covered bridges, four of which are located in Northfield Falls in the northern part of town.