There is no doubt that Vermont is one of the best places to view the spectacular views of nature. The area is home to an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, great shopping, farm to table dining, vineyards and an atmosphere that can only be found in the mountain villages of Vermont. Throughout most of the year, visitors enjoy a nearly endless array of biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and canoeing here, on the amazing waters of Lake Champlain, the award-winning Kingdom Trails Network, the 300-mile Long and Catamount Trails, and the fabulous slopes of Killington, Stowe, and Sugarbush. The state capital - Montpelier is the smallest capital city in the United States with a population of near 8000 people. Sitting east of the Green Mountains, Montpelier serves as a cultural and historical hub with friendly, unique, scenic atmosphere.