America's Favorite Mountain Towns
No. 15 Ludlow, VT
Popular with skiers, this modest Vermont town got high marks for both its active people and for adventure vacations. Thrills aren’t limited to the slopes at Okemo Mountain Resort, which features an Adventure Zone with zipline tours and a “Timber Ripper” roller-coaster ride down the mountain. Those who prefer keeping a foot on the ground can join the nearby Vermont Inn-to-Inn tour: four days of 9- to 11-mile walks with stays at historic B&Bs. Treat yourself afterward with a hearty farm-to-table meal (homemade ricotta gnudi, perhaps?) at the Downtown Grocery.