What do you think of when you think of Vermont? Lake Champlain? Vermont Teddy Bears? Maple Syrup? Fall Leaves? We got you covered! Here are 15 free things to do in Montpelier Vermont that will help you get your fix in!
15 of the Best Free Things to do in Montpelier Vermont
We LOVED visiting Vermont. It is such a small state we didn't plan as much time there as we wish we had! We did our Vermont trip for one week for only $250! We had six people, and we were able to hit 11 attractions in that budget! We were able to take several tours such as the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben and Jerry's factory, Cabot Factory and the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory. We saw many museums and fantastic views! Oh and that $250 included our lodging too!!
There are so many free things to do in Montpelier Vermont along with so many cheap attractions! Below are 15 of the free ones you have to check out! Now be warned not all of them are directly IN Montpelier, but they are just a minutes drive outside the city!
Bragg Farm Sugar House – Get a free farm tour and see how the maple syrup is made. See the traditional syrup buckets and the process.
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks – Another excellent farm tour to see how they make maple syrup.
Hubbard Park – Great for walking and taking in fall leaves. There is also an observation tower with fantastic views!
Vermont State House – The self-guided tours with audio are free. This is one of the oldest and best-preserved state houses in the country, and it's over 160 years old!
Ethan Allen Statue – This statue can be paired with the tour of the state building tour. Its a great piece of art.
Pavilion Building – This building started as a hotel and now is a mismatch of places but it is something you should stop by and take in!
Capital City Farmer's Market – I LOVE finding farmer's markets where we are visiting and talking to people. This is how I have found out about some of the best places in an area. Visiting is always free, but I end up buying something every time!
Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center – There is a small museum on Green Mountain Coffee here. It is located in a tiny picturesque town and if you do have a few bucks to spend the coffee they sell here is AMAZING!!
Camels Hump State Park – Som fo the best views in the area hand down! Hike to the top of the camel's hump aka the top of the mountain!
Hope Cemetary – This graveyard is located in the granite capital of the world, and they don't skimp here. A walk through the cemetery is well worth your time! From a car shaped headstone to a soccer ball shaped headstone and even a chair headstone and everything in between!
Martin Covered Bridge Park – We LOVED stopping here! We happened to drive by it and stopped. It's perfect for pictures, take in some great history and amazing views!
Dog Mountain – This is a 150-acre park at the top of a mountain. It was started as a dog park to allow pets to run off the leash. They can swim run and meet other dogs. There is also a dog chapel there now!
Lake Champlain Factory Tour – There is nothing better than chocolate. Take the tour see how it's made and get a free sample. YUM!
University of Vermont – The campus has some of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen!
Stow Free Libary – We are all aware of the free library trend popping up right? This one serves the whole area.
Did I miss any free things to do in Montpelier Vermont? Let me know in comments below.