Local Activities

Mini Golf!

Cedar Creek Mini Golf

Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon with your kids? What about a playful date night with your spouse or a fun date idea for your teenager? Hoping to have a unique idea for a child’s birthday party this year? Look no further! Cedar Creek Mini Golf Course is a fun 18-hole...
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Camping Checklist

Photo Credits Molas Lake.com

It’s time to camp! I’ve noticed that our camping tubs have gotten pretty disorganized, so I plan to reorganize all of the gear this spring.  When we come home from camping trips,  I always try to sort, clean and restock everything. Inevitably, in a rush to get it all put away, things go in...
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Bringing Joy to the Community

Dance Around Montrose

Kate Florian, owner of Dance Around Montrose, submitted the following guest post about their recent visit to an assisted living center. Thank you Kate! On March 22, 2012 thirty-three students from Dance Around in Montrose, CO visited Volunteers of America Homestead at Montrose Assisted Living Center.  Their sole purpose was to bring smiles to...
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Kickin’ It at Kendall


We ended our ski season at Kendall this year. Friendly people, kids making endless loops, lunch with friends at a picnic table, parking 5 feet from the slopes, sweet little tiny tots on minuscule skis everywhere, and the $40 price tag. These are just a few of the reasons to love Kendall.
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A Celebration of Fly Tying and Fishing

Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show

The Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show was Saturday in Montrose. Did you go? Last summer when we started kayaking, we also started dropping a line here and there off the back of the boat. Our youngest is far more interested in catching a fish than she is paddling, and that is just fine by the...
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Sledding at Cerro Summit


We recently headed up to Cerro Summit and had a great afternoon sledding with friends. To get there, take 50 East towards Gunnison.  At the top of Cerro Summit, turn right down a hill. You will see a parking area along the bottom of the hill. When we arrived, you could see kids of...
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Ironton Park

Ironton Park Colorado

Just before the summit of Red Mountain Pass is Ironton Park, a winter wonderland filled with tons of snow recreational opportunities. The Ouray County Nordic Council maintains between three and four miles of groomed trails where you can ski. You can also snowshoe, but be kind and don’t trample the ski tracks. To get there,...
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Ice Skating

San Juan Parent Ice Skating

I recently took my kids ice skating in Mountain Village next to the Hotel Madeline.  Despite the initial sticker shock of spending nearly forty bucks for ice skating & rentals for three of us (I grew up ice skating for free on uneven ponds back east), the experience was a blast, and full of...
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Inspirational Quote

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama