Vermont: Okemo Mountain Road

Mountain Road

Okemo Mountain Elevation 3,344
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Like a sentinel, Okemo soars above the bustling town of Ludlow, VT.
It is bordered to the south by Okemo State Forest.
Okemo Mountain Road is inside Okemo Mountain (Ski) Resort.
If you become disoriented by the other roads in the complex and completely miss the big, red sign that says
“MOUNTAIN ROAD” at the entrance of the mountain road,
you’ll find yourself on back roads that are home to many nicely situated ski condos and timeshares!
This area is all dead ends and the only way out is the way you came, unless you prepare to ditch the car and hike.
Otherwise, the road up Okemo is decently paved, although semi narrow.
The first time we went in April, it still had snow on it, so we opted to hold off until May when it was passable.
The road is heavily forested, but there are a few overlooks, and the view is pretty spectacular, even on a cloudy day!
The road does not go to summit, and this time, we didn’t hike the .3 mile trail to the fire tower,so all I got was pictures of the end of the road.
Given the views from the overlook,
I imagine the ones from the fire tower are pretty spectacular.
Still, it was a free, enjoyable drive, and easily accessed from Route 100/103 in Ludlow Vermont.
It is worth noting that Ludlow has a Shaw’s, a Cumberland Farms and a Dunkin Donuts,
but little to no cell signal.
The forest is dense and cold, and have that remote FOREST feeling,if you know what I mean.
It’s somewhat odd because Ludlow is a slightly busier town,when compared to other small Vermont towns.
Once you leave the resort, and continue up the road,the mountain seems to embrace you!
Vermont has a way with pulling you into her mountains.


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