What to do in Ludlow Vermont

What to do in Ludlow Vermont

Wondering what to do in Ludlow or Cavendish Vermont? Whether your staying in one of our Ludlow Village properties or getting away in one of our new ultra modern cabins set deep in the woods, we've made a great list of year-round activities.

No matter what your definition of play may be our area offers year round options of fun and activities for all ages and interests!







Winter in Ludlow is spectacular. Okemo mountain offers 121 ski runs and one of the country’s top rated lifts, the heated orange bubble chair.  Okemo is located about a mile away, just off Pond St.  Why drive when you can catch the free ski shuttle just steps from the front door of the North House Lodge?   You’ll find ski shuttle times and information posted in each of the kitchens.More fun winter activities available:






Summer is wonderful in Vermont, and Ludlow is gaining in popularity for its location and all the area has to offer.  There is no shortage of outdoor activities available during the summer season.  Swim, kayak or relax at a nearby lake, hike Okemo Mountain, or drive most of the way and hike the rest to the fire tower.



Ludlow is spectacular during fall foliage.   The mountains that surround the town are full of autumn colors in golds, reds and oranges.


There are so many things to see and do locally and with a short scenic drive.  Here are a few of our favorite local attractions in and near Ludlow.

Drive up Okemo Mountain – Open during non-snow season.

Take a gorgeous drive up the paved road that is a ski trail in winter. There are several parking spots near the top to watch the scenery below.  Fabulous spot to take in the views of Okemo Valley at the end of the day with a wine and cheese plate.  Drive all the way to the upper parking lot and walk the rest of the way up (light hike on gravel roads) to top of ski lifts for more spectacular views. See the entire town and several other mountains nearby and below.

Jackson Gore – Hosts a wide variety of activities year round.

Zip lining, challenge course, rock wall climbing and more available during non-snow seasons.  You’ll find a luxurious full service spa and fitness facility in the Ice House.  There is also a public ice skating rink in winter. Check out the seasonal free weekend concerts in the summer and year round hosted events.

Buttermilk Falls

Take a short hike to see our three local waterfalls with swimming holes.  The beautiful surroundings are wonderful year round.  Take the 103 towards Rutland, pass the light at Rte 100, take first right at Buttermilk Falls Rd, drive until the end or park on side of road.  There are several trails on the road.

More favorite things just out of town. 

Be sure to check our seasonal list of activities and attractions too!

Hildene – Manchester (30 minutes) Abraham Lincolns son’s estate, now museum with a Pullman car Exhibit.  They offer museum membership reciprocity.  Hosts year round events.

Calvin Coolidge Museum and Homestead – Take a scenic drive to Plymouth (20 minutes) Fabulous, authentically maintained town and gravesite of 30th president Calvin Coolidge. Check out the Plymouth Cheese Factory there too.

Vermont Country Store – Weston (11 miles) worth seeing at least once, especially if you enjoy vintage toys, and old-time penny candy.

Drive to Woodstock VT– Spectacular drive year round.