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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Fort Collins in the Spring

It’s official – the first day of Spring has arrived! As the temperatures rise and the flowers start to bloom, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Fort Collins has to offer. Here are 5 of our favorite fun reasons to visit Fort Collins in the springtime.

Art in Public Places

The days are getting longer and warmer (hopefully) and that means walks on your lunch hour, after work and on the weekends. While you’re walking around, pay attention to all of the art throughout the City.  From Pianos About Town to painted transformer boxes to art at parks, bridges and in downtown alleys, just look around…art is everywhere!

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

Just a short walk from downtown Fort Collins is a special place with small and big animals. The Farm at Lee Martinez Park is filled with all kinds of animals and brings a smile to young kids and those young at heart.  The Farm will stay open until 5:00pm beginning in April. Come visit cows, horses, goats, pigs and chickens. It’s Springtime at the Farm!

Run a 5k or Half Marathon

It’s much more fun to run when it’s a little bit warmer and the Fort Collins area has a race almost every weekend. Upcoming races include the Flying Pig 5k, Fast and the Furriest, and the Spring Equinox half marathon down the Poudre Canyon. Dust off those shoes and get in the race!

Bike from Fort Collins to Loveland

The new paved bike trail connecting Fort Collins and Loveland was completed in 2018. Check out the fly over video with the amazing views of the foothills and Longs Peak. This 4.4 mile trail (one way) will easily fit into a morning or afternoon.

Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

Ok, it may not be summer yet, but with warmer days and plenty of sunshine, you can enjoy ice cream throughout Fort Collins. Ben and Jerry’s has free cone day on April 9, Old Town Churn (Little Man) Ice Cream recently opened downtown, Gelato & aMore is right by City Park, and Dairy Queen is along Spring Creek Trail.


So come visit Fort Collins in the Spring – there’s so much to do! For more ideas, check out our other blog posts on our field guide.