Well, now that spring has officially “sprung” and the weather has warmed, today we are going to take a break from online marketing and in this blog, and will highlight some of our favorite activities Northern Colorado has to offer in the springtime.
To begin, we of course have to talk beer, since Fort Collins produces over 70 percent of Colorado’s craft beer and has the most number of microbreweries per capita in the state.
Among some of the most renowned breweries are:
And since Fort Collins is such a bike friendly town, why not take advantage of a gorgeous day and hop on your bike and pedal on down to the breweries to enjoy a brewery tour or two…
Another way to capitalize on the amazing springtime weather while still enjoying a nice cold pint is going on a Beer & Bike Tour. This creative business idea allows you to create “adventures on tap”, as you pedal your way around town with a group of friends on a “beer bike” that features a different local craft brewery daily.
Now, if beer isn’t your cup of tea and whiskey is more up your alley, William Oliver’s Publick House is where you should be! It is a recently opened whiskey bar in Fort Collins, as well as the town’s best-kept secret. William Oliver’s features over 250 whiskeys from all over the world – Canadian, American, Colorado, Australia, English, French, Indian, Irish, Japanese, Scotch, and Welsh. It is safe to say there is something for everyone, and this quaint, local whiskey bar is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink or some company.
Now that we’ve sufficiently covered Fort Collin’s best drinking spots, let’s take a look at some of the more scenic offerings Northern Colorado has for you to enjoy in the springtime. First and foremost, making the trek up to Horsetooth Rock is a must! This is Fort Collins’ signature destination and not only is it a great hike, but also one of the most beautiful views, which serves as a backdrop for many photo-ops. Also neighboring the trail… Horsetooth Reservoir, the perfect place for boating, camping, fishing, swimming, and enjoying the sunny weather.
Another breathtaking spot housed in Northern Colorado is Tom Merkey’s (Enlightened Marketing, LLC’s co-founder) favorite place to be: Rocky Mountain National Park. If you have yet to visit this magnificent landmark, you are surely missing out. The park has been home to humans and animals alike for over ten thousand years and continues to emulate those that have graced the land with their presence. Lucky for us, Rocky Mountain National Park is an ideal spot for picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, bicycling (Tom’s activity of choice), beautiful scenery, as well as the place of choice for many unforgettable weddings.
Lastly, springtime in Northern Colorado would not be complete without a trip to Estes Park or a stroll around Old Town Fort Collins. In Estes Park, as the town continues to rebuild after the tragic flooding, you can experience a haunted tour at the renowned Stanley Hotel, visit the spa, a wellness center, bike, fish, horseback ride, hike, boat, kayak, and even go whitewater rafting. In Old Town on the other hand, there are a wide variety of shops, phenomenal restaurants, and bars that help frame the town’s appeal.
No matter what types of activities appeal to you most, Northern Colorado has ample amounts to offer! We hope that you received great value from this blog and thoroughly enjoy this beautiful state this year!