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The Montpelier Recreation Path, which follows the Winooski River in downtown Montpelier, is currently divided into two paved pathways: Winooski West and Winooski East on either side of Main Street. Collectively, they're part of the Central Vermont Path, a proposed multi-town trail network from Montpelier to Graniteville, which is part of the larger Cross Vermont Trail.
The western segment begins in the Dog River Recreation Area, a perfect place for a picnic with tables and grills near the water. It continues for just over a mile to end at Main Street. Along the way, it passes Montpelier High School, providing a safe off-road travel route for students. The eastern segment begins a block from Main Street, at the Montpelier Recreation Center on Barre Street (follow the Cross Vermont Trail sign to the back of the center to continue on the path on Stone Cutters Way). The path continues over a mile to end along Route 2 after crossing the Winooski River over a new pedestrian bridge.
Parking is available at Montpelier High School (5 High School Drive) and the Montpelier Recreation Center (55 Barre Street).
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