Ludlow is a tiny town in Windsor County, Vermont, on the slopes of Okemo Mountain, at the heart of the popular Okemo Mountain ski resort. Before becoming a fashionable ski destination, Ludlow was small a mill town. Just outside Ludlow is Buttermilk Falls, a series of three waterfalls and popular swimming holes on the Branch Brook. Green Mountain Sugar House is a true Vermont maple sugarhouse on the beautiful scenic lake. The Black River Academy is a historic school building located on High Street, now a museum of local history. The Fletcher Farm School is an arts and crafts school managed by the non-profit Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen. The school offers a range of arts and crafts courses. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
Buttermilk Falls is a series of three waterfalls and popular swimming holes on the Branch Brook, near Ludlow, Vermont. There is a large pool below each of the falls, which are about 1000 feet apart. The lower fall drop into a 25-foot-wide deep pool of clear water. . The upper falls drop in two streams over two ends of a wide rock ledge of greenish gray precambrian quartzite. The falls are about 15 feet tall and drop into a wide and deep pool. The pools are popular for swimming and cooling off in the summer. The beauty of the falls makes them very popular and as a consequence there is a lot of garbage around, spoiling the impression.
Buttermilk Falls Road , Ludlow, VT
2.Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, Vermont
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Okemo Mountain Resort is a popular ski resort on the slope above the town of Ludlow, Vermont, rated as one of the Top US Family Snow Resort The resort is a family-owned and operated four-season outdoor playground. It is famous for snow quality, groomed terrain, family programs, resort dining and friendly and professional service. Okemo began as a small community-run ski hill. It started to blossom after 1982 when Tim and Diane Mueller bought the ski area and transformed it into the four-season resort. Okemo is the ideal starting point from which to launch family outdoor adventure at any season of the year. The two 18-hole championship golf courses offering summer fun and challenging play surrounded by the spectacular scenery.
77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149, Phone: 802-228-1600
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3.Jackson Gore Ski Area, Ludlow, Vermont
Opened in 2003, Jackson Gore Ski Area is the new addition to the Okemo Mountain Resort area and it features trails similar to those of classic New England ski terrains, with gently curves and sweeping turns. The area includes the Jackson Gore Inn, Jackson Gore Base Area and Jackson Gore Peak. It is the fifth mountain area has 14 added trails and learning slopes. It is an ideal area for families looking for a luxury ski trip with all amenities. Nearby Jackson Gore Base is less crowded, there is ample parking, ski instruction, ski rental, a learning area and children's programs. From Jackson Gore, skiers can launch to Okemo Mountain Resort using one of 115 trails and 18 lifts. The Inn offers beautiful, classic, upscale rooms and suites and all modern amenities.
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4.Green Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow, VT
Green Mountain Sugar House is a true Vermont maple sugarhouse on the beautiful scenic lake, near the town of Ludlow. It is a 12,000 taps operation, with tubing, vacuum and the rest of modern equipment. Every weekend during the season the sugarhouse offers complimentary sugar on snow, donuts dressed with maple cream, maple coffee, and maple milk. There is an attached gift shop, where visitors can buy a large range of maple products as well as many Vermont food products and gifts. The gift shop is open year around and they ship their products anywhere in the world.
820 Route 100 N, Ludlow, VT 05149, Phone: 802-228-7151
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5.Black River Academy Museum, Ludlow, Vermont
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The Black River Academy is a historic school building located on High Street in the village of Ludlow, Vermont. The school was chartered in 1835 and served as the village high school until 1938. The school building is a stately Richardsonian Romanesque structure built in 1888. Since 1972 it housed the Black River Academy Museum, a local history museum managed by the Black River Historical Society. The Academy building is a three-story masonry structure, built with load-bearing brick placed on a granite foundation. It has a gabled roof with projection hip-roofed parts. It has a four-story tower at one corner covered by a pyramidal roof. Most windows are set in round-arched openings. Some of notable alumni of the Black River Academy are U.S. President Calvin Coolidge; Rotary founder Paul P. Harris; Vermont Governor William W. Stickney and others. After the school moved out, the house was used for a while as a convalescent home.
14 High St, Ludlow, VT 05149, Phone: 802-228-5050
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6.Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, Ludlow, VT
The Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow, Vermont is an arts and crafts school managed by the non-profit Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen. The school offers a range of courses on weekends in winter and spring, and daily during the summer. The school teaches a broad range of arts such as fiber arts, woodworking, pottery, jewelry and photography. The farm on which the school building is located was settled in 1783 by Jesse Fletcher and Lucy Keyes. The farm includes barns and cabins where visitors can stay while attending summer courses. There is a small arts-and-crafts store at the school open in summer, operated by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen. Most students are mature adults. The school has the most respected crafts program in Vermont. Subjects include wooden-spoon carving, off-loom weaving, quilting, pottery, bookbinding and more. The summer courses included basketry, clay, early American decoration, fiber arts, fine arts, photography, glass, jewelry, quilting and fabrics, specialty arts and crafts and wood and woodcarving.
611 VT-103, Ludlow, VT 05149, Phone: 802-228-8770
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7.Camp Plymouth State Park
Camp Plymouth State Park offers recreational facilities for outdoor enthusiasts from May through September each year. The park was established at the site of a former gold-rush settlement and visitors can still see some of the remains of the mining operations. Visitors come to Camp Plymouth to relax and unwind and to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. These include fishing, hiking, nature walks, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and SUP. You can bring along a tent and set up camp or rent one of the 4 cottages. Horse camping is also available. Another popular activity at the park is panning for gold, of which traces can still be found.
2008 Scout Camp Road, Ludlow, VT 08149, 802-228-2025
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7 Best Things to Do in Ludlow, Vermont
- Buttermilk Falls, Photo: yu/stock.adobe.com
- Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, Vermont, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- Jackson Gore Ski Area, Ludlow, Vermont, Photo: homonstock/stock.adobe.com
- Green Mountain Sugar House, Ludlow, VT, Photo: wsf-f/stock.adobe.com
- Black River Academy Museum, Ludlow, Vermont, Photo: Black River Academy Museum
- Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, Ludlow, VT, Photo: byrdyak/stock.adobe.com
- Camp Plymouth State Park, Photo: pixarno/stock.adobe.com
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