Fall in Love: Some Fun Things To Do In Northern Colorado
Fall is here! There are all sorts of activities to do in and around Fort Collins. Here is a list of ideas of fun things to do In Northern Colorado this fall. Grab this list and get out there and enjoy yourself.
1) Take in a CSU football game.
This tops the list of our fun things to do in Northern Colorado this fall. If you have not been to the new stadium, is it beautiful! Go to tickets-center.com and plan a fun time!
2) Autumn colors are sure to be beautiful come mid to end of September.
The exact time cannot be determined much in advance. Listen to the TV news or check the Coloradoan for more details. They will usually announce when we are at peak viewing for colors. Then take a trip up the Poudre Canyon and while you are there why not stop at the historic Mishawaka for a burger.
3) Elk Bugling at Rocky
It is not fall if you have not gone to Rocky Mountain National Park and heard the elk bugle. It is the most and beautiful sound that just cannot be described. Once you arrive at the park the ranger can give you advise on where best to go. Best times are in the evening.
4) Pick a Pumpkin!
A great place to go is Bartels Farm. This family operated farm was established in 1905. They have pumpkins that start at just $1.00. They offer hay rides and a corn maze too. All sorts of fall fun is available at 3424 E. Douglas Rd. Fort Collins. Be sure to call for their hours. 970-493-3853.
5) Road Trip To See the Gnomes
Fall is a great time to just hit the road and go for a drive with no particular destination in mind. Take a trip up to Red Feather lakes. Try your hand at fishing at many of the local lakes in that area that are open to the public. Ask for directions to the Gnome Road. This is where locals have created their own attraction of gnomes on the side of the road. See if you can find the Elvis Gnome. Do not take them, break them or relocate them. Just enjoy!
6) Local Beer Offerings
Sip a seasonal beer on a patio. New Belgium is sure to have a new one this year. Go check it out.
7) Outdoor Theater
Another of our fun things to do in Northern Colorado this fall is to go see an outdoor movie at the Lyric. The lyric offers outdoor movies all summer and into the fall. The Lyric is located at 1209 N. College Ave. Fort Collins. For what is showing and schedule go to lyriccinema.com
8) Autumn Apple Picking
How about going to pick apples. You do not have to live in Wisconsin to enjoy doing this. You can do it right here at Adam’s Apple Orchard in Ault. Visitors are invited to pick their own apples during their approximately 11-week season. They also have a general store. They are located at: 42135 Co Rd. 43 Ault.
9) Go For A Hike
One of the wonderful things about hiking in the fall is that the days do not get as warm. Take a jacket in case the weather changes and remember that the days are not as long. Rocky Mountain National Park is full of great hiking and the trails are not as busy this time of year!
10) Visit A Farmers Market
The season is winding down but there is still great things to find at the farmers market. Check out the Fort Collins Sunday Market that is open until November.
Fall is a great time to enjoy northern Colorado. The fun does not stop just because the days are getting cooler. There is still plenty to do! Get out and enjoy! If you need any suggestions we are always happy to be your local guide, just contact us and we would be glad to help.