HOW TO SPEND YOUR SUMMER IN SUMMIT COUNTY
Are you bored with your day-to-day hobbies? Have some family coming into town? Just want to switch up your tour of the county? Don’t panic, because we have come up with 5 great tips for enjoying the summer months in Summit County.
SUMMER TIP #1: DILLON FARMERS MARKET
Every Friday, starting on June 10th, you can join the locals at Summit County’s own farmers market, as vendors offer Colorado produce, cheeses, treats, and more. Pick up some Palisade peaches from Forte Fruits, sample Bjorn’s Colorado Honey, and don’t forget to stock up on handmade bath products from Conifer-based Taspen’s Organics. Grab a freshly made coffee from Steep Brewing and Coffee Company’s tent and take in some free live music from local Summit County bands like HOBO Village and Mark Schlaefer at Point Dillon.
Pro Tip: If you miss your favorite band, check out Keystone Acoustic Sessions to see if they are playing in River Run Village this summer!
SUMMER TIP #2: DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE AT KEYSTONE
Summit County’s own Keystone Resort opens for downhill biking this summer on June 22nd. Operating on a Wednesday-Sunday schedule, there are plenty of opportunities for getting your pedal on. With ten green trails and eight black trails, there is a run for every mountain biker skill set. Not quite ready to conquer the beast that is downhill mountain biking? Additional summer activities at Keystone Resort include scenic gondola rides, mountain top snow tubing, a mine shaft maze, gem panning, and bungee trampolines.
Keystone will also open The River Golf Course will open on May 13th, and The Ranch Golf Course will open on May 20th. (these dates are tentative, weather dependent)
Pro Tip: After your day of mountain biking, make sure to check out the event lineup in River Run Village. Furthermore, from free live music at Mountain Town Music Series to a Summer Comedy Series in Warren Station, Keystone Resort is packed with entertainment!
SUMMER TIP #3: STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING ON LAKE DILLON
Stand-up paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport, and here in Summit County, you too can become obsessed with the latest craze. Visit Lake Dillon, rent a paddleboard for the day, and explore the county from a different view. The islands make a great snack spot– or if you are dedicated and have a day to spare, you could paddle over to Frisco Marina and have lunch at their lakeside tiki bar.
Pro Tip: Express yoga classes occur on select Saturdays in Quaking Aspen Amphitheater in River Run Village. Align yourself before spending the day at the lake, making for a very peaceful day.
SUMMER TIP #4: COME TO GOODS IN THE WOODS- A FREE ART FAIR AT KEYSTONE
Are you visiting Summit County on the 4th of July Weekend? Take the Summit Stage free bus up to Keystone, and stroll the Snake River while shopping local artist tents. The bar will be open, serving the bests drink specials of the season. There will be live music filling the air and plenty of sunshine to go around.
Pro Tip: Pop into the village and grab yourself some 4th of July Swag and take in some tunes from the Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue. Finally, don’t forget to get your face painted and a photo at the free photo booth, because photo booths.
SUMMER TIP #5: FISH THE BLUE RIVER
It is no secret that one of the things Colorado is known for is its fishing.
The 65-mile-long river winds through Summit County and beyond. Because of this, you will most likely never run out of new fishing locations. Swing by Cutthroat Anglers in Dillon for all the local recommendations.
Pro Tip: Furthermore, join us for the newest event at Warren Station, Distilled: Whiskey on the Fly. This event takes two of the most beautiful things (rivers and whiskey) and melds them into one. Learn to tie your fishing flies, and sip some TINCUP whiskey along the way!