The small town of Windsor, Colorado only has a population of 20,000, but the picturesque location and small-town charm make it a desirable place to live and visit. Even though it is on the smaller side of Northern Colorado towns, Windsor still offers a variety of things to do. Here are five of the most popular activities in Windsor:

High Hops Brewery

There are a lot of breweries in Northern Colorado, but High Hops stands out with its friendly atmosphere and wide selection of beer. More than 50 varieties of hops plants are grown on site, creating a rich selection of fresh beer. The brewery runs a tasting room and outdoor beer garden, where it also serves delicious food. Be sure to check out the selection of artisan items for sale from local vendors. High Hops is a Windsor original and a favorite of the locals.

Windsor Lake

This beautiful lake provides gorgeous views of the mountains and is a gathering place for the tight-knit community. There is a paved 2-plus mile path around the lake that is regularly full of bikers, runners, and walkers. There is also a well-maintained beach section with water vehicle rentals, like canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats, a playground, and a dog park. Throughout the summer, there are community events on the lakeshore, such as live music on Thursday nights.

Cozy Cow Dairy

If you’re craving delicious ice cream, there’s no better place than Cozy Cow Dairy. Stop by the store to watch employees make fresh milk, cheese, and ice cream before your eyes. The dairy is so fresh that on some days, visitors can even meet the cows and watch them get milked. Locals love the tasty ice cream, and the dairy prides itself on being the only place along the Front Range that sells fresh cheese curds.

Hot Air Ballooning

No Worries!! Ballooning provides some of the best views of Colorado’s stunning mountains and prairies from on board a hot air balloon. Few people get to see the splendor of the area from such a majestic view. You can reserve a romantic balloon ride for two, go on a group ride, or even book the whimsical dragon-shaped balloon “Norman” for a private event.

Highland Meadows Golf Course

For being a small town, Windsor goes above and beyond in the golf department. The champion-level Highland Meadows Golf Course offers terrific golfing with great service and amazing mountain views. Highland Meadows is considered one of the best golf courses in the state and also offers private golf lessons, a beautiful event space, and a restaurant overlooking the entire course.

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