Summer Recreation

Discover all the Summer time activities within the Okemo area. Be sure to contact us with any questions you have about the places below. 

 

Okemo Valley Golf Club 18-Hole Golf Course and Facility
Okemo Valley Golf Club is Vermont’s first Heathland-style course and is unlike any other course Golferin New England. “Play and Stay Golf Packages” offer the ultimate in convenience and affordability and include 18-holes of golf each day (including cart). For tee-times and information on Okemo Valley Golf Club, call the Pro Shop at 802-228-1396.

Tater Hill Golf Club
Tater Hill Golf Club, the newest member of the Okemo Golf Division, features a newly designed 18-hole course with six new greens and an enhanced course maintenance program. Along with 18-holes of golf, Tater Hill Golf Club features a fully stocked Pro Shop, driving range area, practice putting green, PGA golf instructional programs and the Clubhouse Restaurant, which serves lunch daily and a special Sunday Brunch. For more information on Tater Hill Golf Club, or to arrange tee times, call the Pro Shop at 802-875-2517.

hikerOkemo'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 and 1/2-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.
Biking
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!

Fishing
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
802-228-2025. 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 September (Labor Day).

West Hill Recreation Area
tentThe West Hill Recreation facility features a lakefront beach for swimming, two basketball courts, in-line hockey rink, fishing area, sheltered picnic area, rest rooms, pool house, 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 Howie Paul can be reached at (802) 228-2655

Dorsey Park
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, softball, a tennis facility with two courts, Skate Park, playground with swings, rest rooms 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 BBQ's, 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 MarketFarmer's Market
The Ludlow Farmer’s Market is open every Friday from 4:00-7:00pm at the Okemo Mountain School on 53 Main St (RT 103). This unique Market runs from the beginning of June to October. You can get more information by calling 802-228-5830.

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 b reservation. You can call 802-226-7821 to get more information or to make a reservation.

The Spring House Fitness and Aquatic 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.

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series Sponsored by William Raveis Vermont Properties
Come to Jackson Gore every Friday throughout the summer from 6-9 pm, for a variety of live music in the courtyard. Free admission for all ages! For a complete schedule you can call 802-228-1600