Tag Archives: free things to do

56. Tour the Historic Avery House

If you’re a history buff, love museums, or are looking for something to do next time your parents come to town, check out the Historic Avery House located on the corner of Mountain Ave. and Meldrum. The home is made of sandstone mined from local quarries and was originally purchased for $3,000 in 1879 by [...]

49. Visit the CSU Flower Garden

The CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden is a must do for your list. Particularly if you’re looking for a way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Fort Collins without an agenda. Of course if you’re a flower lover or a horticulturalist, you probably know much more about the Flower Garden than I do. If you [...]

39. Bouldering at Rotary Park

Horsetooth Reservoir offers some great opportunities to boulder for both beginners and experts. Rotary Park is one of the more popular and easily accessible areas filled with traverses, technical slabs, and overhanging roofs. I’m not an expert on the bouldering scene in Fort Collins, but I always enjoy a good outing to Horsetooth. The incredible [...]

31. Kites in the Park

There’s just something I love about the simplicity of flying a kite that still enthralls me.  Although I haven’t flown a kite in quite a long time, I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by Spring Canyon Park.  Kite’s in the Park is an annual festival put on by the City of Fort Collins. It is a perfect, [...]

30. BBQ in the Poudre Canyon

So I know it’s a bit rainy and cool for a picnic today but I can’t help but think about one of my favorite passtimes which is a Poudre canyon bbq. Pick up some NY strips, a bag of charcoal and a cooler of beverages and head into the canyon. If you can think of [...]

29. The Heritage Courtyard

The Heritage Courtyard is a great place to go for a quick local history fix. It’s part of the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center right next to the downtown Poudre River Public Library.  You’ve seen it if you’ve ever noticed the white tepee out of the corner of your eye on Mathews St. [...]

25. Soapstone Prairie

The Soapstone Prairie is one of those places I would never have thought to visit if it hadn’t been suggested to me. I first heard about Soapstone from a very nice man at the Old Town Visitor’s Bureau when I asked him what his favorite thing to do in Fort Collins was. Of all the [...]

10. Ride a free bike from the FC Bike Library

Tomorrow is Sunday and it’s going to be 70 and sunny.  It feels like old man winter is finally leaving town so let’s all celebrate by taking a ride on a bike from the FC bike library!  With an ID, a credit card and a your signature on a form, a comfy commuter bike and a lock is yours for [...]