It’s Time to Beat Cabin Fever This Winter
New to Colorado? Feeling a little stir crazy? Are cold winter temps getting you down? Then it’s time to put on those layers and get ready for some easy, inexpensive outdoor exploring that won’t involve too much gear and is fun for all ages. Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you this winter.
Here are 5 local Northern Colorado Wintertime favorites to help you make the most of the season, without breaking the bank:
- ICE SKATING – Both the Shops at Centerra in Loveland and “The Pond” at Foothills Mall are fabulous spots to practice those skating moves, or try out this fabulous winter sport for the first time. Up for a bit more of an adventure? Check out nedRINK in Nederland for a lovely outdoor mountain rink that’s just 90 minutes from Fort Collins.
- THE FARMER’S MARKET – It’s not just for summer anymore! Head to Greeley for the Winter Farmer’s Market on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month to check out the local produce. Open from 9 a.m.-noon at Zoe’s, located at 715 10th St. in Greeley.
- HIT THE HILL – Who can resist some sledding on the days when those flakes pile up. Just grab your sled or a heavy duty trash bag and head on over to Fossil Creek Park (5128 S. Lemay – Ft. Collins) to experience one of the best sledding hills around. You can’t beat “FREE”! And if you’ve never climbed a Wooly Mammoth, it’s worth the stop even if the snow isn’t falling. The unique playground at this park is one your family will want to visit over and over.
- WARM UP – Grab a delicious hot chocolate or cuppa joe from our personal favorites, DazBog, serving it up at 5 locations including their newest store at College and Locust. Or if you’re in Loveland, be sure to stop through the Northwest Loveland Ziggi’s drive-through at 4021 N. Taft.
- WANDER – Come see the creatures at Swetsville Zoo. This unique, FREE* outdoor sculpture garden never fails to disappoint. (*donations welcome)
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