Leaf Peeping in Logan County

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This might be the last weekend for quality leaf-peeping in the northeast corner of Colorado so you’re not going to want to miss out. This is a perfect opportunity for a fall foliage road trip to Sterling and Logan County to take a look at autumn’s lovely colors outside of the more busy destinations.

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Experience northeast Colorado’s broad display of colorful fall foliage. Pack snacks in the car and take a leisurely drive to the North Sterling State Park, and enjoy the open countryside around it.

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Take time for a brisk walk along the South Platte River trails in Sterling near the Overland Trail Recreation Area. Make a collection of different leaves you find on the ground. Here are some fun ideas for your collection.

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For more fun and October-y activities, the Logan County Arts League has put together a list of community events to celebrate Artstober all month!

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As you plan your trip to Sterling and Logan County:

Skip the Traffic Jams

Are you ready for a Colorado road trip to Sterling? Find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary. Here you’ll discover a plethora of activities for every level of adventure. And to top it all off, you’ll rarely be caught in a traffic jam or stand in line. It’s what we like to call free-range tourism and we’ve got the space to find your place, no matter the weather!

Ditch the Long Lines

We are open for you to enjoy our culinary culture which includes down-home favorites at the local diners and exquisite cuisine in upscale restaurants. A gigantic scoop of hard ice cream is a favorite at the charming Simkins Parlour and the Hot Spot Smokehouse has some of the best barbecue around. Stop at the Parts & Labor Brewing Company for a selection from their diverse menu and a brew made with locally grown wheat.

Roam Freely and Relax

Accommodations in Sterling and Logan County range from a quaint boutique motel to modern hotels in beautiful settings. Travelers who prefer recreational vehicles or tent camping will feel right at home at our campsite facilities.

This Weekend in Logan County

Oh, sweet September! It's time for Sugar Beet Days.

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Sugar Beet Days is a fun two-day annual festival the third week of September which celebrates the agricultural

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This Weekend in Logan County

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The Sterling Fire Department will be hosting a memorial ceremony to honor the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The community is invited to join us as we remember all those we lost. The ceremony will take place on September 11 at the Logan County Courthouse at 7:30 am. In addition, Logan County employees will be placing 2,977 flags on the Courthouse lawn in memory of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to accompany the observance on Saturday. Those who wish to attend the ceremony are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

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Art Rocks! Two rock painting events are planned for the weekend:

o   Sat., September 11, 3-5 pm, at the VFW Building

o   Sun., September 12, 1:30-3:30 pm, at Prairie Park

Get creative and add your painted rock to the growing community collection. Bring your own rock; paint and other supplies are provided by Blick Art Materials.

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Celebrate our hometown values and the agricultural community at the annual Fleming Fall Festival on Sat., Sept. 11, all day, starting with a breakfast at the Fleming School Cafeteria at 8 am. The day includes a fun run, vendor booths and exhibits, parade, kids games, football, volleyball and movies in the park!

 

A Weekend in Logan County

A Long Weekend on Colorado's High Plains

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle? Get in a free-range state of mind in Logan County, where there are never any traffic jams or long lines.

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Stroll downtown Sterling’s charming art galleries and historic buildings, experience the authenticity of Colorado’s eastern plains just two hours east of Denver and walk in the footsteps of one of the largest population booms in U.S. history. Sterling, Logan County’s largest city, recently underwent a renaissance of growth with new restaurants, a brewery and specialty shops — making it the perfect time for a weekend visit.

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Ever wondered what’s on the upper levels of the Sterling Post Office or maybe you’re curious about the architectural

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