Activities & Attractions

Vermont is certainly a beautiful place to visit and there are many fun activities to do for people with many diverse interests.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, there are many beautiful places to golf, hike, mountain-bike, kayak, canoe, swim and ski to name a few.

Here is what we would highly recommend for the activities listed above (travel times indicated are rough estimates):

Golfing:

Barre Country Club (18 holes) - 20 min from motel
Blush Hill Country Club (9 holes) (Waterbury) - 30 min
Northfield Country Club (9 holes) - 30 min
Montpelier Elks Country Club (9 holes) - 5 min
Montegue Country Club (18 holes) (Randolph)  - 30 min
Sugarbush Golf Course (18 holes) (Waitsfield) - 40 min

Local Parks (nature walks, light hiking, picnics):

Hubbard Park (Montpelier) - 10 min from motel
North Branch Park (Montpelier) - 10 min

Nature Center:

North Branch Nature Center (Montpelier) - 10 min from motel

Hiking:

Camel's Hump (Duxbury) - 30 min from motel
Nichols Ledge (Cabot) - 40 min
Owls Head (Groton) - 30 min
Spruce Peak (Stowe) - 30 min

Mountain-biking:

Berlin Pond (dirt road - 5 miles roundtrip) - 5 min from motel
Groton Bike Path (off road) - 30 min
East Montpelier Trails (off road) - 10 min
Montpelier Bike Path (paved) - 5-10 min
Stowe Bike Path (paved) - 30 min
Millstone Hill Touring Center (Websterville) - 20 min

Kayaking and Canoeing:

Connecticut River
Lamoille River
White River
Winooski River

Swimming and Picnicking:

Boulder Beach State Park (Groton) - 30 min from motel
Waterbury Center State Park (Waterbury) - 30 min
Little River State Park (Waterbury) - 30 min
Wrightsville Beach (Middlesex) - 15 min

Skiing (Cross-Country and Alpine):

Morse Farm Ski Touring Center (East Montpelier) - 15 min from motel
Millstone Hill Touring Center (Websterville) - 20 min
Bolton Ski Area (Bolton) - 30 min
MadRiver Ski Area (Waitsfield) - 40 min
Stowe Ski Area (Stowe) - 30 min
Sugarbush (Waitsfield) - 40 min
Burke Mountain (East Burke) - 60 min
Killington (Killington) - 60 min
Jay Peak (Jay) - 75 - 90 min

For those fishing and hunting enthusiasts, you will not be disappointed with what Vermont has to offer you. There are many places you can fish and hunt either on your own or with one of the states many experienced guides.

In addition to what has been mentioned above, Barre, Montpelier and the surrounding towns offer even more. Make sure you get a chance to shop in the unique and quaint stores in both Barre and Montpelier. If you prefer mall shopping, the Berlin Mall is only 5 minutes away. If you are into antiquing, be sure to let us know. We can assist you with what places are best to visit and which ones we would avoid.

If you are interested in tours of popular local attractions, check out what we suggest below (travel times indicated are rough estimates).

Tours:

Bragg Farm and Sugar Shack (East Montpelier) - 10 min from the motel.
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Plant (Waterbury) - 20 min
Cabot Creamery (Cabot) - 25 min
Cold Hollow Cider Mill (Waterbury) - 20 min
Danforth's Sugar House (East Montpelier) - 10 min
Grandview Winery (Waterbury/East Calais) - 20 min
Historic Walking Tours
Morse Farm and Sugar House (East Montpelier) - 10 min
Vermont State House (Montpelier) - 10 min
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry (Graniteville) - 15 min
Vermont Granite Museum (Barre) - 10 min
Vermont Historical Society Museum (Montpelier) - 10 min
Leahy Library, Vermont History Center  (Barre) - 10 min
T.W. Wood Art Gallery (Montpelier) - 10 min

There are also many fine places to dine nearby. You will find approximately 25 restaurants that are within 1/4 to 5 miles from the motel. In the Spring and Fall, there are many chicken pot pie dinners that are put on by local churches in the area. Be sure to make reservations for one. Don't miss the well-known Ellie's Market Pumpkin Show if you are here during Halloween. It is spectacular.

If you are here during the winter months, be sure to go on a sleigh ride to enjoy Vermont's tranquility. Vermont is also well known for its covered bridges. There are over 100 in the State of Vermont alone. Let us help you determine which ones you shouldn't miss.

The area also offers you two fitness clubs, three movie theatres, two playhouses, one speedway for those race fans: Thunder Road, and one bowling alley that are all within 5 to 10 minutes from the motel.

As you can see, the Twin City Motel is centrally located to many wonderful attractions and activities. For more information on area activities and attractions see Central Vermont Points of Interests.

We certainly hope you enjoy your stay with us.