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Whatever you’re thinking about doing this summer, you can do it in the Okemo Valley. Enjoy summer naturally; biking along scenic back roads, hiking on miles of exquisite trails from gently sloping meadows to steep alpine summits, or swimming in crystal clear brooks, lakes and ponds surrounded by birch groves, majestic sugar maples and pines.
The Okemo Valley and beyond brings together distinctive beauty, culture and endless possibilities in the towns of Andover, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Mount Holly, Ludlow, Plymouth and Weston. Charming villages woven together by quaint country roads, dotted with shops and sites of every variety imaginable. A cornucopia of entertainment, recreation, dining, shopping and leisure activity awaits. Whether you’re looking for the finest in antiques and collectibles, award-winning live theater, championship golf courses, fine dining or craft breweries, you can find them all in the SouthCentral Region.
A Day in the Okemo Valley: Click HERE for the downloadable PDF for the directions below.
Weston – Chester – Ludlow – Plymouth
From the Visitor Information Center in Ludlow, take a left onto Route 103 to Route 100 South (it’s a right turn). Continue up and over the mountain. At end take a left and follow into Weston.
Park behind the Vermont Country Store and be sure to see:
- The Vermont Country Store
- Bryant House for lunch or sandwiches across the street.
- Weston Village Christmas Shop
- Weston Village Store
Next, on to Chester.
From the Vermont Country Store parking lot, take a right and across from the Irving/Weston Marketplace, take a right over Andover Mountain. At end, take a left onto Route 11 and continue to Chester. (If you take a right you will go to Manchester).
Park by the green. Be sure to see:
- 10,000 teddy bears in the Hugging Bear Inn and Shoppe
- Misty Valley Books
- Lunch at The Fullerton Inn, , The Free Range, Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern,
- High Tea at Inn Victoria
Get back in the car and drive down 103S to 103 Artisans Marketplace. Be sure to cross the street to visit Stone House Antiques. Go back and take Route 103 on your way back to Ludlow.
Follow Route 103 back to the center of Ludlow. Park on Main Street and visit the many fine shops and galleries. Don’t forget to take a left at Depot Street (at the traffic light) to see the Wine & Cheese Depot, Tina’s Fun Stuff to Wear and Depot Street Gallery. By this time you might be ready for dinner at any one of the very fine restaurants in town.
If you still have time, continue on Scenic Route 100 North to Plymouth. Stop at the Green Mountain Sugar House for a maple creamee on route to President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. Take a right on Route 100A and visit the Museum & Education Center.
On your way back to Ludlow, visit the master craftsmen at ClearLake Furniture. (Who made the furniture at President Calvin Coolidge Education Center)