…. To Beat The Heat!
1. Sterling Recreation Center
A place to stay cool and have fun! The outdoor pool includes a wading pool, several water features, and four slides. The indoor pool is open year round and it includes basketball hoops, canoes and kayaks, and a diving board. Dive on in!
2. North Sterling State Park
This spacious reservoir on the high plains is a gateway to fun and relaxation! Swim beach, boat rentals, and plenty of nooks and crannies to fish or dip your feet in the water. Bring a picnic and spend the day here.
3. Cool Places to Stay
Relax away in cool comfort at one of our lodging facilities. Several have pools! Check it out here.
1. Many Things to Do
Are you looking to plan a visit to Sterling? Find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary. Maybe you love museums or hiking and biking? Perhaps you enjoy golf or disc golf or fishing and boating? 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! Ready for some free-range tourism? You’ve come to the right place to roam.
2. Numerous Places to Eat
Our culinary culture 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 new Parts & Labor Brewery for a selection from their diverse menu and a brew made with locally grown wheat.
3. Wonderful Places to Stay
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.
1. North Sterling State Park
North Sterling is a boater’s and fisherman’s paradise offering a 3,000-acre lake with a fascinating array of flats and coves to explore. An additional 2,800 acres of land support a wide variety of recreational activities, including bird-watching, wildlife viewing, hiking and more. The region is home to a diversity of wildlife and has a rich historical heritage. Learn more here.
2. Prewitt State Wildlife Area
Prewitt is leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife from the Morgan-Prewitt Irrigation Company with 3,047 acres which are managed primarily for fishing and hunting. Check it out here.
3. Jumbo State Wildlife Area
Jumbo Reservoir is a 1,578-acre body of water located on the Jumbo State Wildlife Area. Anglers can expect excellent fishing for walleye and crappie, and quality fishing for channel catfish and bluegill. Find more details here.
1. Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies
Celebrate spring at the Sterling Creatives’ First Friday Open House on May 3, from 11:30 am–6 pm. There will be plenty of spring-themed artwork available in the gallery and you will be able to meet with May’s featured artist of the month, Denise Sunderman, the brilliant mind behind Fruit Jar Studio and maker of many items that can be found in the gallery, like jewelry, birdfeeders, and hand-dyed silk scarves. There will also be lots of delicious snacks with fondue and a chocolate fountain! Denise will be offering make-and-take pendants for just $5. Click here for more details!
2. Jazz it Up
Take a quick break down the street in Historical Downtown Sterling for First Friday @ First Presbyterian featuring the Sterling High School Jazz Band on May 3, from 12:05-12:35 pm. This monthly musical treat takes place in the 1918 First Presbyterian Church with its unaltered exterior and original stained glass windows. Learn more about it here.
3. Free for Kids!
You will want to enjoy Family Fun Saturday at the Overland Trail Museum, May 4, from 9 am-5 pm. Kids are admitted free of charge all day! Come and experience “A Child’s Life on the Prairie” and learn about farm chores, gathering eggs and washing clothes in a wash tub. Have fun with the potato sack races, jump rope, hopscotch and three-legged races! Find more details here.
1. ART in the SQUARE
Join the celebration of art in the community at the Logan County Courthouse Square in downtown Sterling on Saturday, April 27, from 11 am – 5 pm. There will be a sidewalk chalk competition for Logan County high schools, a Plein Air competition, art demonstrations, vendor booths, children’s art instruction, music and more!
2. Pop Up Shop
Are you shopping for Mother’s Day? Graduation? A wedding? Or just for yourself? Check out the Spring Holiday Marketplace while you’re downtown Saturday. Featured vendors include Pampered Chef, Color Street, SBT, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Pearls of Atlantis, Discovery Toys, Wyogem, Young Living, handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts and crafts.
3. Where to Eat?
We’ve got you covered. Our culinary culture includes down home favorites at the local diners and exquisite cuisine in upscale restaurants. It’s your choice!
1. Sneak Peak
Join the Sportsman Experience pre-event Friday, April 12, 6-11 pm, at the Logan County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena. The Sneak Peak is hosted by Northeastern Junior College Foundation and features an auction, food, spirits and dancing with live music by the Juke Joint Cruisers! Proceeds benefit NJC students. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com by searching “Sportsman Experience” in Sterling, Colorado, or at the door.
2. Down and Dirty
Northeastern Diesel Power Club presents the 4th annual Mudd’Evil Dayz on Saturday, April 13, from 1-4 pm, at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Classes include: street stock, stock, super stock, pro stock, mod and open. Let’s go!
3. Sportsman Experience
This annual outdoor sport and recreation event focuses on learning and interactive experiences for attendees. Sponsored by Media Logic Radio and the Colorado Militaria Collectors & Gun Show, this expo is the place you’re going to want to be this weekend! It's all at the Logan County Fairgrounds.