Winter Activities in Logan County

A Guide to Sterling’s Outdoor Winter Activities

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity that’s both fun and picturesque, Sterling offers a variety of activities for the winter adventurer! Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, bird watching, winter camping, or stargazing at one of our beautiful outdoor destinations.

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Birding in Logan County

Did you know the Mountain Plover is a bird you can find on the flat, open plains of northeastern Colorado?

Despite its name, the sand-colored Mountain Plover is a species of open plains in the western United States. One of the Mountain Plover's more accurate nicknames is “Prairie Ghost,” inspired by this bird's habit of freezing in place when threatened, becoming nearly invisible among its dry, grassy surroundings.

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Gifts from Sterling

Shop for Sterling-made Gifts

We've rounded up our best list of items crafted exclusively in Sterling, Colorado, to take home or to share with loved ones.

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Colorado Popcorn Company – A gourmet popcorn manufacturer, wholesaler and local retailer in Sterling.

Cualtzy Bakery & Treats - Traditional Mexican treats baked fresh daily + custom cakes and cupcakes.

High Plains Spice Company – Hand-mixed seasoning, tea and coffee blends, from everyday to gourmet.

Mike’s Meat Market – Beef sticks and summer sausage handmade from start to finish.

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Parts & Labor Brewing – Handcrafted ales (cans, growlers and swag available for gift giving).

Red’s Wine Boutique – Specializing in small-batch productions (labels feature rescue dogs).

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Rideau Organics – Plant-based skincare for active lifestyles, inspired by Colorado’s beautiful and rugged landscape.

Sterling Creatives Art Co-Op and Gallery – Locally made art, from pottery and jewelry to slumped glass and stained glass.

Sweetly Vintage – A bit of old, a bit of new, and lots of handcrafted and upcycled furnishings.

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Wickedly Good Treats – Custom-made cupcakes, cookies, macaroons and more.

 

Visit https://www.exploresterling.com/winter for more seasonal ideas.

 

This Holiday Season

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With the Historical Logan County Courthouse as the centerpiece in Sterling's quaint downtown area, you can amble among the lighted trees, street lamps, and Candyland-decorated storefronts depicting The City of Sweet Adventures! Get your Candy Card for incentives and prizes when you browse and shop at the many unique boutiques and specialty stores. Stop for a bite to eat at one of our fun eateries. Enjoy this magical season under the glow of the Christmas lights or in the quiet outdoors. Feel free to roam.

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Enjoy “Christmas on the Prairie” at the Overland Trail Museum throughout the month of December for twinkling lights, roasting chestnuts, festive entertainment, cookies, caroling, hot cider, cozy fires, and memories that last a lifetime. Click the link for details.

Voices will be raised on Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm when the Master Chorale presents the "30th Noel" Christmas Concert at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre on the Northeastern Junior College campus.

All eyes will be on the stage at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre for the Northeastern Dance Academy's "Nutcracker Remix," Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18. 

See and experience the extraordinary Parade of Trees at the Sterling Public Library on Thursday, December 22, 5-8 pm. The lights will be turned down to allow the beautifully decorated trees to shine! The evening features refreshments and live music.

Many of Sterling’s downtown merchants are open for extended hours during the month of December for your holiday shopping. Click the eNews link at www.logancountychamber.com for updated information.

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Shop for Sterling-made gifts:

Colorado Popcorn Company – A gourmet popcorn manufacturer, wholesaler, and local retailer in Sterling.

Cualtzy Bakery & Treats - Traditional Mexican treats baked fresh daily + custom cakes and cupcakes.

High Plains Spice Company – Hand-mixed seasoning, tea, and coffee blends, from everyday to gourmet.

Mike’s Meat Market – Beef sticks and summer sausage handmade from start to finish.

Parts & Labor Brewing – Handcrafted ales (cans, growlers, and swag available for gift giving).

Red’s Wine Boutique – Specializing in small-batch productions (labels feature rescue dogs).

Rideau Organics – Plant-based skincare for active lifestyles, inspired by Colorado’s beautiful and rugged landscape.

Sterling Creatives Art Co-Op and Gallery – Locally made art, from pottery and jewelry to slumped glass and stained glass.

Sweetly Vintage – A bit of old, a bit of new, and lots of handcrafted and upcycled furnishings.

Wickedly Good Treats – Custom-made cupcakes, cookies, macaroons, and more.

Visit https://www.exploresterling.com/winter for more seasonal ideas.

Come Home for the Holidays

courthouse front 2 2022 christmas

With the Historical Logan County Courthouse as the centerpiece in Sterling's quaint downtown area, you can amble among the lighted trees, street lamps, and Candyland-decorated storefronts depicting The City of Sweet Adventures! Get your Candy Card for incentives and prizes when you browse and shop at the many unique boutiques and specialty stores. Stop for a bite to eat at one of our fun eateries. Enjoy this magical season under the glow of the Christmas lights or in the quiet outdoors. Feel free to roam.

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Enjoy “Christmas on the Prairie” at the Overland Trail Museum throughout the month of December for twinkling lights, roasting chestnuts, festive entertainment, cookies, caroling, hot cider, cozy fires, and memories that last a lifetime. Click the link for details.

Voices will be raised on Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm when the Master Chorale presents the "30th Noel" Christmas Concert at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre on the Northeastern Junior College campus.

All eyes will be on the stage at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre for the Northeastern Dance Academy's "Nutcracker Remix," Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18. 

See and experience the extraordinary Parade of Trees at the Sterling Public Library on Thursday, December 22, 5-8 pm. The lights will be turned down to allow the beautifully decorated trees to shine! The evening features refreshments and live music.

Many of Sterling’s downtown merchants are open for extended hours during the month of December for your holiday shopping. Click the eNews link at www.logancountychamber.com for updated information.

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Shop for Sterling-made gifts:

Colorado Popcorn Company – A gourmet popcorn manufacturer, wholesaler, and local retailer in Sterling.

Cualtzy Bakery & Treats - Traditional Mexican treats baked fresh daily + custom cakes and cupcakes.

High Plains Spice Company – Hand-mixed seasoning, tea, and coffee blends, from everyday to gourmet.

Mike’s Meat Market – Beef sticks and summer sausage handmade from start to finish.

Parts & Labor Brewing – Handcrafted ales (cans, growlers, and swag available for gift giving).

Red’s Wine Boutique – Specializing in small-batch productions (labels feature rescue dogs).

Rideau Organics – Plant-based skincare for active lifestyles, inspired by Colorado’s beautiful and rugged landscape.

Sterling Creatives Art Co-Op and Gallery – Locally made art, from pottery and jewelry to slumped glass and stained glass.

Sweetly Vintage – A bit of old, a bit of new, and lots of handcrafted and upcycled furnishings.

Wickedly Good Treats – Custom-made cupcakes, cookies, macaroons, and more.

 

Visit https://www.exploresterling.com/winter for more seasonal ideas.

 

 

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