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Celebrate Memorial Day in Winter Park, CO

If you are like us, you are ready for a thrilling summer season, especially after a colder than usual winter. We all love our winter sports up here in Winter Park, but summer brings plenty of fun as well. You can kick off your summer by booking a Memorial Day getaway right here in Winter Park. The area offers some exciting summer activities and events. Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to get away, as kids are typically off school. Take a look at how you can celebrate Memorial Day in Winter Park, CO:

Last Chance at Skiing

If you do want to kickstart your summer with an end of ski season trip, Winter Park just may be your destination. The past few years all have had late closing dates for the ski season, with the ‘22-23 ski season officially ending on May 29th last year. This year has had plenty of snowfall here in Winter Park, potentially allowing us to have another long ski season again. While you may not get the best snow conditions at the end of the season, it is your final chance on your skis for another six months. Head to Winter Park, where you will find Winter Park Resort at the base of the mountain. Enjoy a variety of slopes from beginner to expert. The rental shop will let you check out the best gear for the day. Keep an eye out for ski season updates and hope the slopes will be open around Memorial Day Weekend!

Hang Out by the Lake

Memorial Day Weekend will see plenty of sunshine here in the area, even if the ski slopes are still open. Get outside and soak up the sun by the nearby lakes. Winter Park features several lakes in the vicinity, including Shadow Mountain Lake, Lake Granby, and Grand Lake. Each lake offers plenty of shoreline that you can set up at and soak up the sunshine. Shadow Mountain Lake features a picnic area perfect for an outdoor meal, onsite parking, and bathrooms. Grand Lake Town Beach includes a fishing dock for you to try and reel up a trophy size catch or head out onto the water with a kayak. Either way, a day at a lake beach is as relaxing as you can get.

Biking Through Winter Park

Now that the weather is very enjoyable, you will want to spend as much time outdoors in Winter Park. It’s a great time for biking around the area. The Fraser River Trail can be found right inside Winter Park city limits and is a 6.3-mile paved trail. You will be biking by art installations and plenty of great views. You can also book an e-book tour in the region as well to show you around.

Fishing Around Winter Park

Holiday weekends like Memorial Day Weekend are all about relaxing. You can do that by grabbing a rod and reel and trying some fishing in the area. As mentioned, you can enjoy a day of fishing over at Grand Lake Town Beach but there are also additional areas to check out too. Vasquez Creek is not too far from Winter Park and offers a quiet spot to fish. You will not find any extravagant amenities but instead an ideal place to enjoy some peace and quiet. If you do stick to Grand Lake head over to Point Park Fishing Pier so the best spot of the lake while enjoying the activity.

Play a Round of Golf

Many of these activities have been family friendly but sometimes mom and dad need a few quiet hours on the green. We’re speaking of golf of course and Winter Park has a few different clubs nearby. Enjoy a 9-hole or 18-hole round of golf at these local clubs. Pole Creek Golf Club has three 9-hole courses with unique views and traits along with a variety of skill levels. Golf Granby Ranch is open to the public and features an engaging course compete with ponds, sand traps, and more. Grand Elk features a “Heathland” styled golf course that is the only kind in the area. You will find a rolling terrain that tests your flexibility with a golf club in hand. Don’t miss out on some of the best Rocky Mountain views while you golf near Winter Park.

Get Ready for Memorial Day

As you can see, there are quite a few different ways for you and the family to unwind during your Memorial Day Weekend getaway. Reserve one of our properties in the area today to find a home that is ready to serve you. Get ready for your best Memorial Day getaway yet.