Looking for something to do this weekend? The best Colorado adventures are just around the corner from The Lakes at Centerra. Whether it’s right outside your front door, just down the street, or a short drive, you’re bound to find an adventure that suits you. Round out the end of summer with The Lakes’ take on the best things to do in Colorado.
Take a breath of fresh air
Devil’s Backbone Hike is just a short drive from The Lakes and offers impressive rock formations and picturesque views of Northern Colorado. This moderate 4.3-mile hike features gorgeous wildflowers and opportunities to see local wildlife along the way. The trail is open to the public year-round and is also considered to be a great option for your four-legged pals. Take the whole family out to see what Loveland, Colorado has to offer.
Hit the beach – Lake Loveland Swim Beach, that is! Open each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day, there’s no fee to swim. Whether you just want to dip your toes or you’re ready to jump all the way in, this is a fun way to spend the day.
Less than 33 miles from The Lakes, Estes Park is the staycation you’ve been dreaming of. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a breath of crisp mountain air from 7,522 feet above sea level. The views are incredible but the adventures you’ll find are even better. Estes Park offers everything from ziplining to shopping to hiking and more, making it a great family-friendly activity. Stay for a day or make a weekend of it and explore everything this charming mountain town has to offer.
Stay Near the Neighborhood
The Lakes is a single facet of the thriving ecosystem known as Centerra. This means you’re just around the corner from places that the rest of Northern Colorado drives miles to get to. The shopping and dining at the Promenade Shops are at your fingertips, and the convenience of the Marketplace at Centerra is literally just around the corner. The exciting part? Centerra is still evolving; life here is only going to get better as the years go on.
Some of the best things to do in Loveland can be found near The Lakes community. Fill your kitchen with fresh produce from a visit to the Loveland Farmers Market at Fairgrounds Park. This market was voted one of the 10 best Farmers Markets in the state and provides a great opportunity to purchase local produce. The Farmers Market is every Sunday through September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Benson Sculpture Garden is a sculpture showcase set in a 10-acre park. Home to the renowned Sculpture in the Park event each year, this area is a spot for year-round art appreciation and fun. Over 164 sculptures call the park home, depicting animals, people and more.
Spend the Day in Denver
To many residents surprise, The Lakes at Centerra is less than 45 minutes from the heart of Downtown Denver. Get out and explore the capital of our great state without drifting too far from home. Visit a true local hotspot at Water World. It’s one of America’s largest family water parks and is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver. It’s a perfect option for families with kids of all ages.
Step into a different time period at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It’s known as the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education, and it’s also a whole lot of fun. Learn about space, the human body, gems and minerals and so much more!
The Denver Zoo allows you to take a walk on the wild side. While many animals and exhibits call the zoo home, the Toyota Elephant Passage is a must-see experience. This is one of North America’s largest, most complex elephant habitats spanning ten acres. The Denver Zoo is open year-round with the exceptions of some holidays, you can even score a cost-free visit by planning around one of several free days throughout the year.
The Lakes prides itself on being centrally located to so many Colorado adventures, making it the ideal place to call home. From townhomes for one, to single-family homes for many, The Lakes at Centerra offers a variety of new home options for every life stage. And with the endless options of events and activities, we are sure your family (and you) will love living here.
Join us at the High Plains Environmental Center for a Scavenger Hunt and Nature Walk! A Scavenger Hunt Bingo board will be provided to guide the walk. Wander the trails, scout for wildlife, and be with the wildflowers! Journey with us as we look, listen, smell, feel, and even taste all that nature has to […]
Whether you’re a seasoned birder or an amateur, join Sheila Webber for a bird walk around Equalizer lake! Walking will be at a slow pace on approximately 2 miles of level walking paths. Consider bringing binoculars and a field guide to enhance your birding experience.The Bird Walk group will meet in front of the HPEC […]
The Parade of Homes recognizes the achievements of local builders and remodelers, and showcases innovations in building, new home features and local trends. Homes across Northern Colorado are open to the public on September 6-8 and 13-15 from 10AM to 5PM. At The Lakes at Centerra, the following homes will be featured on the Parade: […]