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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer Weather in Fort Collins

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They say we have over 300 days of sunshine in Colorado. So what are the best ways to enjoy the sunshine and the summer weather in Fort Collins? From a swim to a bike ride to a stroll around Old Town, here are a few ideas.


JoeInSouthernCA, Flickr
JoeInSouthernCA, Flickr
 

Restaurants, ice cream shops, coffee shops, unique gifts and fun stores, you'll always have a fun time when you walk around Old Town Fort Collins. Downtown Fort Collins is known nationally as a premiere destination and regional center for business and culture, and I'd ad for a fun afternoon or evening out! Downtown Fort Collins has numerous family-friendly events throughout the summer and the entire year too!

 
Kevin Mussman, TRI-102.5
Kevin Mussman, TRI-102.5
 

There are a lot of great trails in and around Fort Collins. One of my favorites is Grey Rock Mountain, located in the Poudre Canyon just minutes west of Fort Collins. The hike is a moderate 7 mile round trip on a loop which leads through ponderosa pine and montane grassland to the summit with an awesome view of the plains, Fort Collins, and the Rocky Mountains! To reach the trail from Ted's Place at Hwy 287 and Hwy 14, drive about 9 miles west to a well-marked parking lot. You can't miss it. Oh, and take pictures!

 
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TGV, Flickr
 

Fort Collins is known as one of the best cycling towns in the United States. On a nice summer day in Fort Collins, there really isn't anything better than a nice bike ride around the city, up Horsetooth or just around the neighborhood. Fort Collins City Council recently adoptedthe Bicycle Safety Education Plan (BSEP) to encourage safer cycling.

 
City Park Pool, City of Fort Collins
City Park Pool, City of Fort Collins
 

Fort Collins City Park Pool is located in City Park at 1599 City Park Drive. Featuring Outdoor pool, a 30-foot drop slide, open curly slide, Lazy river, shallow water, geysers, a Picnic area and fun! City Park Pool is a great place to be during those hot summer days in Fort Collins.

 
Kevin Mussman, TRI-102.5
Kevin Mussman, TRI-102.5
 

There are several dog parks in Fort Collins and I like them all. One of my favorites (and my Beagle Jasmine's) is at Spring Canyon Community Park in west Fort Collins! Located on the very west end of Horsetooth Road, just west of Taft Hill, you’ll find a playground, tennis courts, awesome trails, and the best (and biggest) dog park in Fort Collins! Does your dog like to swim? There is a pond located inside the huge dog park just for the swimmers and plenty of areas to run and play.

 

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