Title /blog/category/summer-in-vermont/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:00 -0400 Hops in the Hills! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/07/17/hops-in-the-hills/ <p dir="ltr">We are proud to once again be sponsoring the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/event/hops-in-the-hills-2018/">Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival</a> at Okemo Mountain Resort! This year&rsquo;s festival marks the 10th anniversary and will take place August 3rd-5th in the Jackson Gore Courtyard. They are anticipating having over 100 regional beers on tap, along with a selection of wine, food trucks, and craft vendors!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Festival Hours:</strong><br> Friday, August 3- 5 to 9pm<br> Saturday, August 4- 12 to 8pm<br> Sunday, August 5- 11am to 5pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Some of the breweries that will be represented are <a href="https://www.frostbeerworks.com">Frost Beer Works</a>, <a href="http://lostnationbrewing.com">Lost Nation Brewing</a>, <a href="http://www.seadogbrewing.com">Sea Dog Brewing</a>, and <a href="https://www.fiddleheadbrewing.com">Fiddlehead Brewing</a>. Of course, if you read our blog last week, you know we love some of the local favorites that will be represented, as well; <a href="http://longtrail.com">Long Trail Brewery</a>, <a href="https://www.harpoonbrewery.com">Harpoon</a>, <a href="http://www.troutriverbrewing.com">Trout River Brewing Company</a>, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rutlandbeerworks/">Rutland Beer Works</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Don&rsquo;t miss out on the selection of food trucks! If you are familiar with <a href="https://www.goodmansamericanpie.com">American Pie</a>, a local favorite pizza joint, you will have to check out their pizza truck with a built in wood fired pizza oven. Another favorite is <a href="http://www.squeelsonwheels.com">Squeels on Wheels</a> with delicious barbeque. On Saturday, August 4th, Okemo will also hold their annual chicken wing championship during the festival. <a href="http://killarneyludlow.com">The Killarney</a> will be returning to defend their Peoples&rsquo; Choice Championship and <a href="https://www.okemo.com/dining/willie-dunns-grille/">Willie Dunn&rsquo;s Grille</a> will be returning to defend their Best Wing Title.</p> <p dir="ltr">On top of Hops in the Hills, the <a href="https://www.okemo.com/activities/adventure-zone/">Adventure Zone</a> will also be open with fun for the whole family! Take your pick of riding the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, playing Lumberin&#39; Cal&#39;s Miniature Golf, swinging through the trees on a Sawyer Sweep Zipline Tours, competing with friends on the Haulback Challenge Course, or taking a Segway PT Tour.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><em>The festival wouldn&rsquo;t be complete without music! See below for the full lineup:</em></strong><br> <strong>Friday, August 3rd:</strong><br> 5-9pm &nbsp;East Coast Soul<br> <br> <strong>Saturday, August 4th:</strong><br> 12-2pm North and South Dakota&rsquo;s<br> 2:30-5pm Rek&rsquo;Lis<br> 5:30-8pm Nine Deeez Nite<br> <br> <strong>Sunday, August 5th</strong><br> 11:30am-1:30pm Los Elk<br> 2-5pm Josh Panda<br> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Click <a href="https://secure2.okemo.com/misc2/?_ga=2.174087970.1497755498.1531490650-1158467184.1469630664"> here</a> to purchase your tickets!</p> <p dir="ltr">Click <a href="https://www.okemo.com/lodging/resort-packages/hops-in-the-hills-packages/"> here</a> to purchase a lodging packing for the Jackson Gore Inn that includes festival tickets!</p> Jackson Gore Local Events Ludlow Real Estate Okemo News Okemo Valley Region Sellers Summer In Ludlow Vermont Real Estate summer in VT summer in Vermont fun in Ludlow Okemo Mountain Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:00 -0400 Vermont Beer is the BEST Beer! https://www.vtprop.com/blog/posts/2018/06/28/vermont-beer-is-the-best-beer/ <p dir="ltr">Vermont has a delicious little secret; we LOVE beer! Did you know that Vermont is home of some of the best beer in the nation? Better yet, did you know that Ludlow is surrounded by several breweries within a 30 mile radius?</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/logo-longtrail.png" style="width: 150px; float: left; height: 120px;"><a href="http://longtrail.com/age-verification?destination=node/2">Long Trail Brewing Company</a> is located in Bridgewater, VT, about 20 miles from Ludlow. Take the scenic drive on Route 100 North, where you can stop along the way to take in the beauty of many Vermont lakes. You also don&rsquo;t want to miss a visit to the <a href="https://www.gmsh.com">Green Mountain Sugar House</a> for a Maple Creeme or even take a short detour to the <a href="https://coolidgefoundation.org/the-foundation-historic-site/site/about-the-historic-site/"> Calvin Coolidge Homestead</a> where our 30th president grew up. Once arriving to Long Trail Brewery you can choose to sit in the the German inspired pub inside or along the banks of the Ottauquechee River in their lovely outdoor seating area. Long Trail always offers a great variety of seasonal beers, including a personal favorite, Blackberry Wheat. Don&rsquo;t forget to try the Loaded Nachos and the Jonas Wings; you won&rsquo;t be disappointed!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/c5qTBaHu.jpg" style="float: left; width: 150px; height: 150px;"><a href="https://www.harpoonbrewery.com">Harpoon Brewery</a> is located in Windsor, VT, about 30 miles from Ludlow. Once again, take a scenic drive along Route 131 that follows the Black River. In the river, you will find a variety of native Vermont trout, perfect for fly fishing. So, if you have the time, breath in the fresh air and catch some fish. After spending some time in the sun, you might be thirsty, so continue on your way to Harpoon. Harpoon has a wonderful outdoor Beer Garden, along with a lively Tap Room. Choose from several Harpoon beers on tap and purchase a growler to take home with you. The kitchen is always serving several great specials, however, The Vermonter sandwich is always a great go-to! Don&rsquo;t forget to also visit <a href="https://blakehillpreserves.com">Blake Hill Preserves</a>, <a href="https://vermontfarmstead.com">Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. Market</a>, <a href="http://www.silodistillery.com">SILO Distillery</a>, and <a href="http://greatriveroutfitters.com">Great River Outfitters</a>!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/trout-river-brewing-logo-side.png" style="float: left; width: 150px; height: 120px;"><a href="http://www.troutriverbrewing.com">Trout River Brewing Company</a> is located a short 15 miles from Ludlow in Springfield, VT. This hidden gem was purchased by three local boys who had been dreaming up this idea since being in high school together. From the outside, the brewery looks like a factory, but the inside is a Vermont haven, filled with fishing paraphernalia and homemade tables made from Vermont trees. On the tables you will find games to play with friends, along with music playing or a sporting event being projected for all to see. On the weekends you will often find a band playing outside and a food truck serving some delicious grub in the outdoor seating area. You can try several selections of beer by the pint or a sampler tray made out of old tap handles. If they are serving Trout of Solace, be sure to give it a try!</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/RutlandBeerWorks_logo_REDblack-3-1.png" style="float: left; width: 150px; height: 79px;">Last but not least, the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rutlandbeerworks/">Rutland Beer Works</a> was a great new addition to Vermont in 2017. The owners of <a href="https://hopnmoose.wixsite.com/hopnmoose">Hop &lsquo;N Moose</a> in downtown Rutland began this new venture to expand their love of beer and we couldn&rsquo;t be more excited. Rutland Beer Works is currently a brewery and canning facility, but their beer can be tasted at Hop &lsquo;N Moose, among other locations in the surrounding areas. There are also many places to buy cans, including <a href="http://www.brewfestbeverage.com">Brewfest Beverage</a> right here in Ludlow! However, if you are heading to Rutland, we highly recommend checking out Hop &lsquo;N Moose, both for their food and beer. They are known for their pizzas, including a personal favorite of mine, the Hawaiian. 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We begin to look at other activities this area has to offer. People come to fish, boat, cycle and play golf, but a favorite past time for all is exploring the various hiking trails in the area. There is something for everyone.</p> <p>We are called the Green Mountain State for a reason. Don&#39;t limit your time with us to the winter season alone.</p> <p><strong>Okemo Mountain Hiking</strong></p> <p>Okemo specifically has its own hiking trail network. With easy access from both the base of Okemo and Jackson Gore you will find a couple of ways to get to the top. For the more adventurous, take one of the trails. If a more relaxed pace is what you are looking for there is a 4.5 mile road directly to the summit. Many people find themselves taking the "ski" trails to the top; trading in skis for hiking shoes. Just make sure you are ready for some work!</p> <p>Another popular hiking location is the&nbsp;Healdville&nbsp;Trail which winds to the top of Okemo&#39;s 3,340 foot summit. Almost 6 miles round trip, you will use the better part of your day.&nbsp;&nbsp;Features along the trail include a fire tower and several lookouts, which offer a bird&#39;s eye view of the local ski area.</p> <p>There are a couple of vista points along the way. The first will give you a sweeping view of Mount Holly and the Green Mountain chain. Just past the next clearing where the trail merges with a work road you will find the reconditioned fire tower which is open to hikers. This hike is considered to be one of the best and most rewarding. Your reward is finding yourself above Okemo Mountain&#39;s 3,340 foot summit for a panoramic view of Vermont&#39;s Green Mountains, west to New York&#39;s Adirondacks and east to New Hampshire&#39;s White Mountains.</p> <p>Before we realize it, the idyllic skyline found at the top of Okemo will welcome skiers and snowboarders as they come to make their snowy descents. But for now, come explore our area on any of our beautiful trails.</p> <p>After a long day on the trails, do what the locals do, find a swimming hole and take a dip. Pitch your tent and enjoy a night under the stars.</p> <p>Who knows, after a good night&#39;s rest out in the fresh Vermont air, you may even decide to stay! If so, stop by William Raveis Vermont Properties located across from the Okemo Golf Club. We will show you the best homes in the <a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-homes/lake-homes/" target="_blank">Lake&#39;s Region</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-homes/country-homes/" target="_blank">Okemo Valley</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vtprop.com/area-homes/okemo-mountain-homes/" target="_blank">Okemo Mountain</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6200/blog/hike.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 182px;" class="featured"></p> Lakes Region Okemo Valley Region Summer In Ludlow summer in VT summer in Vermont fitness fun in Ludlow Okemo Mountain Thu, 25 May 2017 00:05:33 -0400