Summer is peak season for Grand Lake. The weather is fine, the wildlife is out and about and the forests beckon.
- Boating: You can bring or rent a boat and get out on Grand Lake, the deepest natural lake in the state or Lake Granby, the second largest lake in Colorado.
- Fishing: Do some fly-fishing or float fishing on Grand Lake or one of the 150 lakes within Rocky Mountain National Park.
- Scenic driving: If here in May through October, you can drive along Trail Ridge Road, winding from Grand Lake to Estes Park through some breathtaking scenery.
- Hiking: Get inside the park and hike along creeks and streams, find the headwaters of the Colorado River, or simply explore the fabulous wilderness.
- Camping: The stars shine bright in Grand Lake. Enjoy the fresh air and sing around the campfire.
- Wildlife or bird watching: The woods are filled with every type of animal and winged creature imaginable. Don’t forget your binoculars!
- Shopping: The boardwalk has numerous shops and galleries for some real shopping time. Pick up some gifts for friends while you’re here.
- Snowmobiling: The landscape covered in white is inviting, and you can wind in among the pines with ease.
- Snowshoeing: If you’ve never tried it, now is the time!
- Cross-country skiing: Donning some cross-country skis is an excellent way to see the best of Colorado.
- Ice-skating: The lakes freeze solid and in designated areas, you will have a safe and fun skating experience.
- Sledding: Of course you used to do this as a kid, but nothing can beat the sledding in Grand Lake.
- Tubing: Flying down a hill on a huge inner tube is a great adventure and thrill.
More events to note
There are many events you may want to attend when you come. Here are a few more:
- Music in the Park: Every Thursday evening in August, in Town Park, listen to live music.
- Grand Lake Fall Festival: In September watch for this fun gathering in Town Park
Grand Lake, Colorado was established in 1915, giving visitors a taste of the activities that wait here in the great Colorado Rockies. When you come, you won’t want to leave. Like many families, you’ll return again and again.