Spring is in the Air

Spring in Montpelier is like turning the knob on a jack- in-the-box. Anticipation builds as the snow begins
to melt, animals come out from their winter homes, and temperatures begin to rise. Then suddenly spring explodes and the beautiful colors and smells take us by surprise. A walk through downtown can feel like a visit to a botanical garden. Here are a some of our favorite things to do in spring:

  • Taste sugar on snow at a local maple sugarhouse
  • The Capital City Farmer's Market kicks off its season, showcasing Vermont's spring bounty
  • Bike in the Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder

This is spring here, tumultuous and dramatic, and full of wonder. It’s as if we forget every year, and are taken by surprise as the sun sets and the evening wood frogs chime in. But, as I step outside at dusk, I smell the smoke from a nearby grill, and hear the voices of children running around without jackets on (even though it’s only 52 degrees out), I remember the hope and serenity a peaceful spring evening can bring. - Enjoying Spring in Montpelier by Montpelier Alive Staff Member Katie Trautz