24 Hours in Ludlow, Vermont

Sometimes we are short on time when we are traveling to a new place and we want to know the best places to grab a bite or have a fun experience. in this Show we will share our suggestions of what to do if you are short on time while visiting one of Vermonts many towns. For our first “24 hours in Vermont” Show we share tips and recommendations for spending time in Ludlow, Vermont in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.

In the Winter, Keith recommends the following:

  • Ski or ride of course at Okemo and check out their South Face. It is not crowded and you have it mostly to yourself. Then ski on over to Jackson Gore and take the Tuckered Out trail. It’s a nice and long run with great views. 

  • There’s plenty of places to stop along the way on the mountain to grab a drink or waffle including the Sugar House or the Epic restaurant.

  • After a day of skiing or riding at Okemo you must enjoy some apres ski at Tom’s Loft Tavern. We’ve talked about the Loft before…check out our interview with one of their bartenders on our “Vermont Beer and Golf equal Sweet Harmony” show to hear more about it.

  • For dinner, there are a lot of great choices right in town. If you’re looking for something casual, but a great atmosphere and cocktails then check out either Homestyle Hostel or their sister location Main & Mountain. For a group dinner, check out du Jour VT, which is right across the street from Okemo’s entrance and has some great fish entrees and a fun kids menu. 

In the Winter Julie recommends:

  • Cross country skiing at Okemo’s Nordic Center. But before you go, fuel up on breakfast at The Hatchery - pretty much anything on the breakfast menu is good - including their weekend special of crab cakes Benedict. 

  • After a few hours of skiing I would go to the fire pit at Jackson Gore. Later we’d probably stop by Stemwinder to not only grab some bottles of wine in their adjacent Wine & Cheese Depot, but enjoy their great wine selection and fresh farm-to-table food. Their unique take on pizzas and tacos never disappoint. 

In the late Spring and Summer for Lake Season, we recommend:

  • Visiting Okemo as it turns into a hiking, biking and adventure park so there’s a lot to do to stay active. You can even play golf at Okemo’s Valleys Golf Club. 

  • After a day hiking at Okemo, Julie suggests taking a dip at Buttermilk Falls. There are three falls there and some hiking as well. You can set up a small picnic with food you picked up at Big Eyes Bakery or Shaws and drinks you got from Brewfest Beverage and spend a few hours cooling off.  After we would venture back into town to grab some awesome tacos at Mojo Cafe.

In the Fall, we suggest:

  • We would still take advantage of hiking at Okemo and seeing the fall foliage from up above. We’d also drop in for a Yoga class and if we had time a massage at Go with the Flow. We’d end our day checking out one of the many restaurants we already mentioned or trying places like Mamas, Downtown Grocery or Mr Darcy’s.

These are some of our recommendations for doing Ludlow Vermont in 24 hours in the Winter, Spring, Summer of Fall.

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