The foggy mornings have greeted us and sent the first bursts of brisk, refreshing autumn air. While some people are hanging on to that last streak of warm Loveland, Colorado weather and others are anxiously awaiting snow flurries, we all know that the season change is inevitable. From exterior prep to indoor décor swaps, we have listed out everything you need to brave the colder weather with ease. On top of it all, we’re here to show you that just because you might need an extra layer (or two) of clothing, there are still plenty of fun community events and activities!
Get the Winter Shield Ready – No matter how many times the winter season approaches, we still find ourselves in disbelief that it is already here (how have we not figured that out yet?). Luckily, you still have plenty of time to take preventative measures to ensure your house is ready to take on the weather changes.
Swap Out the Interior – Fall prep isn’t just for the exterior. While we wouldn’t recommend changing your exterior paint to orange to match the colorful leaves, we do recommend sprucing up your interior to match the new color scheme of the season. Embrace your own unique style and trendy eye to impress your guests at your new home in Loveland, Colorado this fall! Need some inspiration? The Lakes at Centerra has found all of the latest trends on Pinterest to ensure that your home is the hit of the neighborhood. From décor and organization tips to holiday decorating, you will find everything you need (and then some) to switch into a new season of decorating!
HPEC – The High Plains Environmental Center, located in the middle of The Lakes at Centerra, is a living laboratory that provides leading-edge examples of community design. With 76 acres of land and 4 miles of trails, residents of The Lakes are able to explore the connections between sustainable living and ecological process like never before! Autumn at HPEC is filled with several activities that you don’t want to miss out on! Beekeeping classes, monthly bird walks and nature journaling are just a few ways you can get involved with this incredible organization.
Keep the Fun Going – The best part about winter quickly approaching? Loveland, Colorado skiing, course! Colorado is a mecca for winter sports! Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are just a few of the many activities you have to look forward this season. While you wait for the first snow fall, mark your calendars for upcoming events in the area that keep the party rolling despite the cold mountain air settling in.
The season changes in Colorado create natural beauty that is unparalleled. Life is simply different here.
Whether you’re a seasoned birder or an amateur, join Sheila Webber for a bird walk around Equalizer Lake on the first Saturday of each month, from 8am – 10am, from February – October 2019.