North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

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  This large, spacious reservoir on the high plains draws locals and tourists alike from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. North Sterling State Park is a gateway to fun and relaxation. Elks Campground is open year-round. A boater’s paradise, this large irrigation reservoir offers great coves and fingers to explore … Read more North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

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Located on Highway 6, east of the South Platte River, the Overland trail commemorates the historic westward migration of gold seekers and early pioneers.The museum was named after the Overland trail stage route that was a branch of the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. The Overland Trail followed the south bank of the South Platte River … Read more Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

Burlington, Colorado: Old Town Museum Depicts Pioneer Life

  Rolling meadows, weathered barns, waving wheat and country farmhouses distinguish Colorado’s eastern plains. This area, known as Colorado’s Outback country, was home for many of the state’s first settlers who forged their existence from the earth. You can get a feel for the way they lived at the Old Town Museum in Burlington, Colorado, … Read more Burlington, Colorado: Old Town Museum Depicts Pioneer Life

Wray, Colorado: Home of the Little Dance on the Prairie

They’re called greater prairie chickens for a good reason. These plump, 2-pound relatives of the grouse live in the tall-grass prairie and supposedly taste like chicken. Once hunted for food, the population of these ground-foraging birds has diminished so much, the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the species as “vulnerable.” Most of the … Read more Wray, Colorado: Home of the Little Dance on the Prairie

Celebrate Glenn Miller: In Fort Morgan, Colorado

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Most everyone in Fort Morgan, Colorado, knows who Glenn Miller was because the band leader’s boyhood hometown celebrates his life and music every June with a four-day Glenn Miller Swing Fest. This year’s dates are June 23-26. Although Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa, March 1, 1904, he spent his high school years in Fort … Read more Celebrate Glenn Miller: In Fort Morgan, Colorado

South Platte River Trail: Northeastern Colorado’s Historic Byway

The Rockies disappear in the rear-view mirror. Ahead, Interstate 76 stretches mile after monotonous mile on a northeasterly sweep toward Nebraska. Grandeur is scant. Wheat waves, cattle graze and the loftiest point visible is often the next town’s water tower. The unpretentious plains of northeastern Colorado seem an unlikely place to find a scenic and … Read more South Platte River Trail: Northeastern Colorado’s Historic Byway