Montpelier

Hubbard Park

Hubbard Park is Montpelier's largest and one of the city's most popular parks. Along with Summer Street Park, it became the first Montpelier Park lands in 1899. This park is over 200 acres. It includes more than 7 miles of...
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Hubbard Park sits right behind the Vermont State House and can be accessed from a number of locations. The park’s biggest attraction is the 54-foot stone tower that sits above the State House.

Hubbard Park is Montpelier's largest and one of the city's most popular parks. Along with Summer Street Park, it became the first Montpelier Park lands in 1899. This park is over 200 acres. It includes more than 7 miles of hiking and skiing trails, 2 picnic shelters, numerous picnic areas, a soccer and ball field, a small pond, a sledding hill, and a 54-foot stone observation tower.

Thank you for not leaving trash in the park. 
Carry out whatever you carry in. 
Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

  • Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (gates may be locked around dark)
  • Speed limit: 15 mph
  • Fires allowed 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, except on the designated path in the North Branch Park
  • No overnight camping
  • No smoking
  • 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
  • Sledding Hill Rules:
    1. Be in control at all times - Do whatever it takes to keep yourself and others from being hurt.
    2. Stay out of the road - Vehicles may not see you, or may be slipping themselves! Be ready to part with your sled (fall or roll off) in order to miss hitting other people, trees, cars or other objects.
    3. Walk up the hill on one side or the other - This allows others to use the hill without running over you!
    4. Adults take extra care - Banging into someone half your size can be harmful, and younger people may have trouble paying attention.
    5. Jumps on sides and top half of hill only - To avoid accidental jumping or injury, feel free to sled down the hill from half-way down when the conditions are fast or hard. There are smaller hills either to the right or above the main sledding hill that may be more appropriate for younger sledders or during icy conditions. Smaller children can use the shorter hill to the right.
    6. Dogs must be on leash - Dogs instinctually chase fast-moving objects (and, therefore, sledders). Due to a history of incidents on the sledding hill, we ask that all dogs be leashed when they are on or near the sledding hill.

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.

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