Things to Do During COVID-19

Keep our community safe! If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Remember to practice appropriate social distancing and other safety measures. For example, if you choose to go on a walk, please stay at least six feet away from any walking partners. Team sports, playgrounds, and social gatherings are not recommended. 

COVID-19 Activities


  • Join in the Celebration of Appreciation for Essential Workers. Every day from 5:00-5:05pm step outside (or open your window) and make a joyful noise to let essential workers know we support them. Say thanks by singing, clapping, playing an instrument, ringing a bell, whistling, blowing a horn, using a kazoo or banging on pots and pans.

  • Explore the online courses, webinars and activities for families offered by the North Branch Nature Center Online.

  • Attend the Climate Change Speaker series via Zoom April 28th at 6:30pm. Allen Betts of Atmospheric Research will discuss the uncertainties in what will happen to our global climate and whether we will show the collective imagination, vision, and resistance to create a sustainable future. The event is hosted by 350VT Central Vermont Climate Action. Register HERE.

  • Watch the Vermont History Day Award Ceremony on May 8th at 2pm from the Vermont Historical Society’s Facebook page. Over 220 students aged 10 to 18 from across the state participated in the competition. 

  • Explore dozens of online classes offered privately by regular instructors of Montpelier Senior Activity Center – including Film, Spanish, Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, Painting, Drawing, Digital Photography and more. Contact information is available HERE.

  • The City of Montpelier has prepared several family friendly activities to keep you outside and moving during this pandemic. Check out their newest activity Color the Town.

  • Go for a walk around the State House grounds.

  • Take a bike ride on the Montpelier Bike Path or on one of our area’s amazing mountain biking trails.

  • Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of our historic downtown.

  • Shop online at your favorite local stores. To see which ones take online orders, visit www.montpelieralive.org/onlineshopping 

  • Visit one of Montpelier’s stunning parks and get in touch with nature.

  • Enjoy a Virtual ArtWalk. We invited artists to submit some of their work and will be showcasing art each day.

  • Grab a book or puzzle from Bear Pond Books or Woodbury Mountain Toys, or pick up a new hobby from GuitarSam, Notion Fabric & Craft, or The Drawing Board. All have alternative shopping arrangements available, by email, phone, or online store.

  • Center yourself with an online mediation class from Blossom Ayurveda.

  • Take an online yoga or fitness class: Zenith, Grateful Yoga , Embodied Yoga and Alpenglow.

  • Get out and enjoy our natural beauty. 
    • Check out this nature walk: Head north from downtown up Elm Street and turn right on Cummings Street, which leads you to North Branch River Park’s trail following the North Branch of the Winooski River. Check out the beaver dams along the way. Cross over the footbridge to North Branch Nature Center, where you can take in free art and natural science exhibits and explore the trails through woods, meadows and riparian zones. Head across Elm Street to take the connector trail from Finch Road to Hubbard Park. Climb the 100-year-old tower in Hubbard Park to take in the views of the town framed by Camel’s Hump and the Worcester Range before making your way down the State House trail.
  • Explore some of Vermont’s art galleries and museums, including the Vermont History Center, online!
  • Join Librarian Nicole Westbom on Facebook for live streamed story time videos! You can watch live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am by visiting the Kellogg-Hubbard Library’s Facebook page
  • Watch Bill McKibben’s speech that was scheduled for March 31 at Montpelier High School on YouTube
  • Join Alpenglow 12-Day at Home Health & Wellness Series. Each day will be a new activity with no special equipment necessary.
  • Check out our community calendar for more ideas.
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