The Okemo and Lakes region includes the well-known Okemo ski resort, located near the historic village of Ludlow, and several surrounding small towns, such as Cavendish and Mount Holly. The region has several lakes, including Amherst, Echo, Ninevah, and Rescue.
Along with the skiing and riding at Okemo in winter, and golf at Okemo and other courses in the summer, this region offers many other ways to enjoy Vermont. Hiking trails abound in the area, with everything from leisurely walks to more challenging hikes in the Green Mountain National Forest. With the lakes in the area, some of which are home to loons, there are many choices for fishing, boating and swimming.
Skiers and snowboarders who want to rent homes in this region and want variety in skiing can easily reach Killington, Bromley, Magic Mountain, and Stratton.
Ludlow is home to the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, where visitors can sign up for classes ranging from pottery to painting. The Vermont Country Store, a popular stop for many Vermont visitors, can be found in the nearby village of Weston.
Also nearby, in Plymouth Notch, is the birthplace of probably the most prominent person from this region, President Calvin Coolidge. There is a state historic site encompassing his family homestead, and the Plymouth Cheese Factory founded by his father is open year-round.
Airports in Hartford, CT, Boston, MA, Albany, NY, and Manchester, NH all serve this region, which is located in south central Vermont.