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July 24, 2021

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There are so many beautiful things to do and explore in Summit and Eagle Counties. We'll be adding more and more to this page!
Frisco Bay Marina

Frisco Bay Marina

267 Marina Road, Frisco, CO 80443
, (970) 668-4334

Frisco Bay Marina sits on the eastern end of Frisco’s charming Main Street and brings lake life to this quintessential mountain town with boat and paddle sport rentals, a sandy beach and waterside dining on the Dillon Reservoir. You can rent (or have chartered) pontoon, sailing and fishing boats. Canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats are also available. If you've ever wanted to try rowing, the Frisco Rowing Center offers rentals and lessons at friscorowing@gmail.com or 970-409-8435,

Lake Dillon Marina

Lake Dillon Marina

150 Marina Drive, Dillon, CO 80435
, (970) 468-5100

Erik worked at this marina for several summers and it's beautiful! You can rent pontoon and sail boats, there are boat tours (including one called "Women and Wine on the Water"), and there are Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP) and kayak rentals available too.

Wander Vail Village

Wander Vail Village

Vail, CO

There’s something so cozy and enticing about ski villages. Vail is America’s biggest ski resort and boasts an impressive village filled with cute shops and tempting restaurants.

Vail Nature Center

Vail Nature Center

601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657
, (970) 479-2291

For a more mellow activity, you can’t go wrong with a hike on one of Vail’s gorgeous trails. Start at the Vail Nature Center, a farmhouse located between a sweet mountain meadow and the lovely Gore Creek. There you can pick up trail maps, learn about local vegetation and wildlife, and get advice from staff on where to venture. You can also sign up for guided hikes, stargazing events, and youth nature programs.

Explore Vail on Two Wheels

Explore Vail on Two Wheels

Vail, CO

Whether you’re a serious mountain biker looking to tackle Vail’s peaks on two wheels, or you want a mellow way to explore Vail, bicycling makes a fun summer activity. Paved trails and mountain trails abound. You can rent cruisers or mountain bikes and can rent from several locations. For an exhilarating downhill biking experience, sign up for Charter Sports Vail Pass Bike Tour.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

522 South Frontage Road East, Vail, CO 81657
, (970) 476-0103

Hike or bike over to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens for some beautiful scents and scenes. The world’s highest botanical garden bursts with flowers in summer. If traveling with kids, the playful Children’s Garden is a must-do.

Relax at one of  Vail's many spas

Relax at one of Vail's many spas

Vail tends to attract a high-class crowd, so of course spas are plentiful. Sonnenalp Spa gets the highest ranking on TripAdvisor. Another favorite is Bloom Spa at The Sebastian Hotel. Plan to spend some time after your Bloom treatment soaking in The Sebastian’s mountain-view swimming pool or one of four hot tubs

Golfing

Golfing

There are MANY beautiful golf courses near Vail and Keystone. The link under "view" goes to popular pubic (and private) courses and offers discount coupons. Nina, Erik and Scott have played The River Course at Keystone and Erik's good friend, Josh, works there. This course gets a 4.8 out of 5 stars on Golf Advisor. Other highly rated courses are Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Eagle/Vail Golf Club, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, Beaver Course at Breckenridge Golf Club, Vail Golf Club, and Copper Creek Golf Club.

Vail Stables

Vail Stables

915 Spraddle Creek Road, Vail, CO 81657
, (855) 743-3824

Vail is especially beautiful when viewed from the saddle of a horse. Vail Stables has gentle horses, friendly, experienced guides, and awe-inspiring trails that await your arrival. Get a discount when you book online AND pay in cash. You can also try goat yoga or Goats & Wine! On site is the Crooked Cow Saloon with the Happiest Hour in Town when the goats mingle with bar patrons.

Wine Tasting at Root & Flower

Wine Tasting at Root & Flower

288 Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
, (970) 470-4189

No matter the time of year, an Art of Tasting wine class at Root & Flower in Vail is always a good idea. Learn the art of pairing foods with the right wines while sipping some delicious vintages and nibbling on tasty bites. Even if you don’t want to take a class, stop by to taste some local wines during your stay.

Timberline Tours / Vail Adventures

Timberline Tours / Vail Adventures

1432 Chambers Avenue, Eagle, CO 81631
, (970) 476-1414

This group offers amazing whitewater rafting trips (on the Colorado and Arkansas rivers), paddle boarding tours, and Jeep excursions. Rafting trips offer Class II, III and IV rapids. A popular trip is the "RAFTING & WINE" tour that offers Class II rafting and wine tasting at the "Vines at Vail" winery.

Turtle Tubing, LLC

Turtle Tubing, LLC

Cotton Lane, Gypsum, CO 81637
, (970) 471-0547

What’s better than spending a day riding on the river with your friends and family, enjoying food, drinks, and fun? Turtle Tubing offers mellow float trips on the beautiful Colorado river & South Platte river for adults, kids 2 years old and older, and groups.

Epic Discovery

Epic Discovery

675 Lionshead Place, Vail, CO 81657
, (970) 476-5042

From zip-lining canopy tours to bungee trampolines, there’s something for adrenaline junkies of of all sorts at Epic Discovery in Vail in summer. All ages can take on adventure courses and the Mountain Goat Climbing Tower. There’s even summertime snow-free tubing hills for adults and kids at Epic Discovery

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

There are many beautiful rivers and streams you can fly fish on in Eagle and Summit Counties. Erik and Nina have a friend who works at The Colorado Anglers (locally owned and operated out of Silverthorne) and they are the absolute experts for all things fishing in the area. They offer the finest in fly fishing equipment, gear, and apparel along with the most professional and experienced guide service in the business. The website also has fishing conditions and a blog with local fishing tips. If staying in Vail, Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing is closer and offers a knowledgeable and friendly staff and guided tours.

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