Discover all the summertime fun to be had in the Okemo area. Please contact us with any questions you have about the places below.
Fox Run Golf Club - Formerly Okemo Valley Golf Club
The Fox Run Golf Club, formerly Okemo Valley Golf Club, is open for the season. Fox Run Golf Club will still be a public course and promise an exceptional experience, whether on the 18-hole championship course or while relaxing before or after. Willie Dunn’s is now Caruso’s and is a great place to grab a bite to eat with family or friends.
There are several membership levels available with special access and discounts included. Pricing has risen slightly for new members, but 2019 or 2020 annual members are being “grandfathered in” with reduced pricing.
Okemo's Trail Network
Enjoy some great views of the Black River Valley while hiking the trails on Okemo with easy access from the base of Okemo or the Jackson Gore base. Visitors can hike up the trails or follow the 4.5-mile road to the summit. Guests can pick up a complimentary map at the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Office, located at the bottom of the Okemo access road, or call them at (802) 228-5830.
Hike the Healdville Trail
The Healdville Trail climbs Okemo Mountain's 3,340-foot summit and is a 5.9-mile round trip offering a hefty half-day hike. Hikers can pick up a complimentary map at the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Office, located at the bottom of the Okemo access road, or call them at (802) 228-5830.
There are plenty of places to ride in the Okemo Valley region. The Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce has a listing of bike tours ranging from 19 to 40 miles in length. Visit the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce website for a complete listing of bike tours, complete with directions!
The scenic drive along Route 100 in Ludlow has plenty of pristine lakes. Experience the "Zen" of "catch and release" or bring some home dinner. Lake Pauline, Lake Rescue, Echo Lake, and Amherst are home to rainbow, brook, and lake trout, perch, bass, and pickerel.
Rivers and streams in the Okemo region, such as Black, Williams, and Ottauquechee, are local favorites. The Black River along Route 131 offers some of the Green Mountains' best rainbow and brown trout fishing. In fact, six miles of the river are designated as a "Trophy Trout Stream." Visitors can pick up a map of the area from the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Office. They also track where the fish are "biting."
Fishing season begins on the 2nd Saturday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. Any person under the age of 15 may take fish without a license. Resident and Non-Resident licenses can be purchased at Sporting Goods Stores, General Stores, and Town Clerks offices.
Head to the Beach
Camp Plymouth State Park is located just outside of Ludlow on the east shore of Echo Lake. The total acreage is 295 acres, of which 46 acres comprise the developed portion of the park. There are also 249 acres with hiking trails, fishing, hunting, gold panning, and primitive camping, but is largely forestry oriented. The season runs from mid-May to the beginning of October. Call them at (802)-228-2025.
West Hill Recreation Area
The West Hill Recreation Area facility features a lakefront beach for swimming, two basketball courts, an in-line hockey rink, a fishing area, a sheltered picnic area, restrooms, a pool house, a playground, barbecue grills, hiking trails, campground, horseshoes pits, and playing fields. The Annual July 4th Celebration is always held at the West Hill Recreation Center.
The Ludlow Parks & Recreation Department
The Ludlow Parks and Recreation Department offers a host of summer recreational programs for residents and visiting guests. Activities include summer camps for kids, swimming lessons for all ability levels, soccer, basketball, junior tennis, archery, horseback riding, karate, water skiing, yoga, aerobics classes, and much more. Director Nick Miele can be reached at (802) 228-2655.
Dorsey Park is conveniently located just off the main street on Pond Street. Nestled in the trees, the facility features a lighted field for soccer, a softball field, a tennis facility with two courts, Skate Park, a playground with swings, restrooms, and a concessions building
Veteran's Memorial Park
Veteran's Memorial Park, located on Route 103 is one of the most photographed sites in Ludlow. The park features a performing arts gazebo for music concerts, art shows, chicken BBQs, tag sales, and craft fairs. It's also home to the Vermont State Zucchini Festival in August. Summer Lawn Concerts are offered on selected Sunday evenings throughout the summer, starting at 7 pm. Bring your own chair, relax and enjoy the music.
Ludlow Farmer’s Market
The Ludlow Farmer’s Market is open every Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Okemo Mountain School on 53 Main St (RT 103). This unique Market runs from the beginning of June to October.
Saddle up at Cavendish Trail Horse Rides
Enjoy guided trail rides through picturesque meadows and woodland are available at Cavendish Trail Horse Rides, on Twenty Mile Stream Road in Cavendish at Brook Farm, the site of Bates Mansion, just six miles from Okemo Mountain. Available daily from mid-May, starting at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. For the less adventurous, wagon rides are available by reservation. You can call (802) 226-7821 to get more information or to make a reservation.
The Spring House Pool and Fitness Center
Located at Jackson Gore, The Spring House is an 18,000-square-foot fitness and aquatic center featuring a recreational pool, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and a variety of weekly classes teaching Hatha Yoga to Salsa Dancing. Call (802) 228-1419 for times and schedules.