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Hubbard Park

Trail Overview

A natural highlight of Montpelier, Hubbard Park features trails, picnic shelters and recreation opportunities for all.
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Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking Snowshoeing
7.60 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Montpelier (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Grass/Meadow
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Hubbard Park features a variety of trails and other recreation opportunities. Most trail are for pedestrian use only, but bikes are allowed on designated paths. There are many options for exploring the woods, meadows, creeks and cliffs of the area. The 54-feet tall Hubbard Tower, built in 1915 and finished in 1930, allows visitor a wonderful view from its lookout.

People are welcome to gather at the various shelters and picnic areas. Groups of over 25 must fill out a group permission form to reserve a shelter. Visit the Montpelier Parks website to learn more. 

Other Information

Guidelines & Regulations:

  • Hours 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., gates may be locked around dark
  • Speed limit 15 miles per hour
  • Fires must be in designated fireplaces only
  • No discharge of weapons, at any time
  • Leave only footprints, take only pictures
  • Carry out whatever you carry in
  • Bikes and vehicles must stay on roads
  • No overnight camping
  • Dogs must be under control at all times. If your dog is not under clear voice control then dog owners must use a leash to help protect other park users experience

Thanks for your cooperation and help in keeping the parks clean, safe and enjoyable.

The Montpelier Parks Commission requests that all visitors respect the beauty and integrity of the Parks by leaving the structures, plants, and wildlife undisturbed.

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

Montpelier Parks Department

Montpelier Parks Department
58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802)-223-7335
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Respect other trail users and be courteous when passing.
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Trailhead Information

The best vehicle access to the park is via Spring Street (Parkway Ave on Google Maps) and off of Elm Street/VT-12. Parking is also available at the end of Corse street and Hubbard Park Drive.

The park is also accessible on foot from various neighborhoods around Montpelier. 

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