Montpelier Alive, which promotes this fun, bustling town in the heart of Vermont, has partnered with Stonecliff Veterinary Surgical Center to create this very useful list of Montpelier vacation locations that welcome you AND your dog. Vermont is a dog-loving place and this city, the state’s capital, is where happy dogs and owners enjoy traveling together. Here is a list of welcoming places to dine, play, and shop with your canine pal. Map.
Kismet at 52 State Street. This is Vermont farm-to-table dining with and outdoor patio for dog visitors. Great vegetable dishes, cocktails, and diving desserts
Down Home Kitchen at 100 Main Street. There’s a dog-friendly patio at this little place specializing in Southern comfort food.
Birchgrove Baking at 279 Elm Street. This bakery and café near the State House has an outdoor area where your dog can kick back while you enjoy delicious frosted cake and other baked goods.
Where to Visit and Play
Hubbard Park. This 185-acre park welcome off-leash play. Hike to the Hubbard Park Tower and climb to the top of the town for beautiful views of the region.
There are many trails for prime sniffing and running.
Stonecliff Veterinary Surgical Center at 58 State Street. Dr. Kelly has been providing Vermont and New Hampshire veterinary care for over 30 years.
Where to Shop:
The Quirky Pet at 5 State Street. This welcoming and fun-loving pet store has a Bergamasco Sheepdog as a mascot and greeter.
Montpelier Agway at 190 E. Montpelier Road. This store has a dog wash area (dog fun in Vermont can get dirty) along with dog and cat food, toys, treats, and training aids.
The Discover Montpelier series is sponsored by Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Photo: Karen Stanick