Anchored by the gold-domed, Greek revival State House (easily visible from Interstate 89) at its southwest end, downtown Montpelier has two main thoroughfares. State Street includes the post office, a Gothic Episcopal Church and Federal-style buildings housing knitting shops, a Mexican cantina, a coffeehouse and more. It crosses the North Branch of the Winooski River before intersecting with the more expansive Main Street, which is lined by galleries, bookstores, restaurants and (naturally), a Ben & Jerry’s shop. The side streets are worth a detour, for such spots as Langdon Street Café and Onion River Sports, on Langdon Street; and Hunger Mountain Coop on Stone Cutters Way. Just behind the State House is the 185-acre Hubbard Park, which is linked to hiking and biking trails around Montpelier, and to the 28-acre North Branch Nature Center. It all combines for a highly pedestrian-friendly area—even in winter, thanks to cross-country skis.