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Things to Do in Ludlow

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

800px-OkemoThe number one destination in Ludlow is Okemo Mountain.  Ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or whatever your heart desires! Okemo has the largest vertical drop in southern Vermont, and with 119 trails spread over its 632 acres, there is terrain suitable for any skier.  Whether you want to stick to the bunny slopes or you’re an expert, there is something for you.

While Okemo may be Ludlow’s most popular attraction, it is far from being its only one.  There are many fun things to do in and around Ludlow.

If you need a day off from skiing to relax your muscles, take a trip to Plymouth to visit the Calvin Coolidge Homstead. Plymouth notch is the birthplace and childhood home of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge.  It was there that he took the oath of office, administered by his father.  The home is virtually unchanged since the early 20th century, allowing visitors to take a glimpse into the life of one of America’s most beloved presidents.

For more Coolidge related history, go to the Black River Academy Museum.  Chartered in 1835, Black River Academy offered higher education to boys and girls for 103 years before it was replaced by a larger school. Its most famous graduate, Calvin Coolidge, went on to become President of the United States.  See a turn of the century school room, hear what the original school bell sounded like, and learn about what high school children needed learn learn in the early 20th century.

In nearby Chester, the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts is a great place to check out local artists and performers.  Browse the gallery and take in the many thought provoking, innovative works of art, including installment pieces, three dimensional contemporary works, and more.

The Ice House is also open for lots of fun! This regulation sized hockey rink is open for recreation ice skating and hockey.

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