Things to Do in Ludlow, Vermont

Things to Do in Ludlow, Vermont
Ludlow, Vermont is best known as a skiing destination, but there are dozens of things to do throughout the year. The town is just a short drive from Waterbury, where the first Ben and Jerry's store still stands. Mt. Tabor gives you access to outlet shops, the Appalachian trail and history museums. Whether you visit when it's warm or cold, you still have access to many things to do in the area.

Okemo Mountain Resort

The Okemo Mountain Resort offers both winter and summer activities. In the winter months, you have access to a multitude of mountain trails for skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, guests have the option of golfing, trying their hand at Frisbee golf and attending an outdoor concert. There are also hiking trails at the nearby Jackson Gore.

Okemo Mountain Resort
77 Okemo Ridge Road
Ludlow, VT 05149
(800) 78-OKEMO
okemo.com

Hiking

If you prefer hiking and plan on visiting Ludlow in the warmer months, you'll be happy since there are several hiking trails in the town. One of the best is the Bald Mountain hiking trail; it begins in nearby Brattleboro. The trail covers over 18 miles, and you can stay on the trail as long as you'd like. You may opt to even camp at one of the campgrounds on the trail. Those with kids can take one of the smaller portions of the trail; they are easily done in just a few hours.

Jackson Gore Ski Area

If you plan on skiing during the winter months, visit the Jackson Gore Ski Area. The Jackson Gore Inn is located right at the bottom of the trails; this gives you the option of staying as close to the runs as possible. The trails are suited for beginner and intermediate skiers because the trails are easier to handle and smoother than some of the more advanced ones on the mountain.

Okemo Valley Golf Club

The 18-hole golf course at the Okemo Valley Golf Club is used on several championship tours, and golfers from all across the country play there every year. Several elevation changes and hazards--such as water and sand traps--make this a more challenging par-70 course. When you play, you also have access to the 9,200 square foot clubhouse and on-site restaurant.

Okemo Valley Golf Club
77 Okemo Ridge Road
Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-4041
okemo.com/okemosummer/golfcourses/okemogolf/thecourse.asp

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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