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Hubbard Park

Winter Street, Montpelier, VT
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Montpelier
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Payson, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I grew up near here and came tons as a teen. But many years have passed and as other reviews have said the trails should be marked a better. Glad it's free and open to the public it's a great area! It was a great little hike I had 4 kids aged 10 down to 2. All hiked it just... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Thought this would be a great spot for a picnic lunch after a group ride, but the road into the park is STEEP and NARROW. The road was not very well maintained and gravel in the tight right hand turn made it even worse. There were no signs to find the picnic areas. Fortunately, a gentleman walking his dog helped... More

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Weston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a wooded area above Montpelier with lots of trails. There is a stone observation tower at the top with limited views of the town and the surrounding countryside. For first time visitors, the trails should be marked and trail maps should be provided.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Having grown up a stone's throw from this Park, I can testify that it's a wonderful addition to the City of Montpelier. I spent many a girl scout experience there in my youth. Dirt roads, BBQ pits, hiking trails, and a stone-built "tower" at the top from which you can see a panoramic view of surroundings, Someone had the foresight... More

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Staff at The Econolodge in Montpelier Suggested that this was a good place to jog or ride a bike and they where right. The trails was well maintained and loved the tower in the center of the park. also a good place for a picnic as there a many tables and grills throughout the park.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a great park year round. In the winter enjoy cross country skiing and great sledding. In the Spring, Summer and Autumn there are trails to walk or hike, facilities for picnics. There is also a tower to climb which gives a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and Central Vermont.Hubbard Park is a gem in Montpelier. In the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I found the hiking trail into Hubbard Park behind the State House on a chilly winter's morning and decided to give it a go despite the cold & snow. Wow - what a gorgeous path that was! It winded up the hill through a beautiful woody forest, culminating with the Hubbard Park Tower at the top, a century-old stone structure... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

3 different trails go up a tower. I encourage the long way down as you get a bird's eye view of the city. Really cool.

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Tottori, Japan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Just go and hike to the tower. In the Fall you can see beautiful leaves and the mountains that surround the area. It is much easier to get there if you ask a local. Depending on which way you exit, you can come out behind the State Capitol building. There are really interesting benches and rock formations that look like... More

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Bay City, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The short walk to this observation tower is right up our alley, but the drive to get there was not! Look at JWren's review also. "The second" entrance he refers to is the way our GPS instructed us to get to the park. It was crazy! Steep and winding! We continued down the road when we exited, which was JWren's... More

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