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Montpelier, Worcester and Lake Elmore

55.8 miles long

The Capitol at Montpelier is certainly one of the finest buildings of the Classic Federalist Period. It houses two of the best preserved and outstanding legislative chambers in the country. Little publicized in or out of the State, the magnificent hall, where House Representatives meet, and the small room, which houses the Senate, afford a superb picture of the background against which men like Webster and Clay delivered their famous speeches. Just walk upstairs and start exploring!

The turn to Worcester is beyond the Capitol up Elm Street, one block before the traffic light. As you leave Montpelier, you are ascending the North Branch of the Winooski River, this is the Abenaki Indian word for "onion". In the more free-spoken days of the American Revolution, Ethan Allen called his land company The Onion River Development Company.

As you drive north, you have on your left the range of the Worcester Mountains, which you see from Stowe to the southeast. At Lake Elmore there is a State Park with picnic grounds, a bath house and sandy beach for swimming.

  • 0.0 - From the Stowe Visitor Information Center move south on Route 100.
  • 9.9 - Waterbury. Turn right onto Interstate 89 South to Montpelier.
  • 20.0 - Get off at Exit 8 marked Montpelier.
  • 22.1 - Turn left at the 2nd light.
  • 22.3 - Turn right at traffic light.
  • 22.5 - State Capitol on left.
  • 22.7 - Turn left at Court House onto Elm Street.
  • 22.8 - Straight at the stop sign.
  • 28.2 - Worcester Range on the left and picnic area on the right.
  • 44.0 - Lake Elmore State Park on the left.
  • 46.3 - Red blinking light. Go straight onto Route 100 South.
  • 55.8 - Stowe Visitor Info Center. End of trip.