Is there a way to have a subdirectory listing?

I’m using Hugo as a date-oriented blog, so posts would look like http://www.example.com/2017/01/01/example

My question is if there is a way to have http://www.example.com/2017/01/01/ display a nice (as in, not Options +Indexes) lit of blogs published on that day?

Not quite sure what you’re getting at, but maybe you want Permalinks: https://gohugo.io/extras/permalinks/