Montpelier is one of those cities with interesting bits of trivia. The Vermont state capital is the smallest in the nation and the only one without a McDonald's.
But one notable fact about the city tends to get overlooked: Montpelier is home to one of the best parks in Vermont. Hubbard Park, which sits on 194 acres, has been part of the city since the land was donated in 1899.
Located on a hill that overlooks downtown and the Vermont State House, Hubbard Park includes seven miles of hiking and Nordic skiing trails, as well as picnic areas and a 54-foot observation tower offering panoramic views.
It's just the kind of park you would expect to find in a healthy little city with 8,000 residents and no fast food.