There is SO much to do outside in and around St Vrain Valley no matter the weather. Here are some of our favorites…
Longmont Ice Pavilion
Longmont Recreation Services' Longmont Ice Pavilion is a seasonal full service ice facility, offering public ice skating, hockey, skating lessons and party facilities throughout the winter, weather permitting. Come enjoy the ice, get some exercise and have a great time in the facility.
Longmont Ice Pavilion
725 Eighth Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
In-Season: (303) 774-4777
Off-Season: (303) 651-8404
SEASON OF OPERATION
Mid November-Early March
Available during Open Skate Hours, minimum two hour rental. Tent rental fees are non-refundable. $10 per tent per hour.
Rental availability is very limited. Please inquire about dates/times.
$165/hour up to 30 people
$220/hour 31-50 people
$300/hour 50-100 people
Call for 100+ pricing
McIntosh Lake offers 3.5 miles of easy walking trails and beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, most notably Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker. It’s also a great area to see prairie dogs, bald eagles, pelicans and other wildlife. McIntosh Lake is a reservoir and as such is part of the statewide ditch and reservoir system. Each year, the water level in Lake McIntosh is dependent on system-wide priorities and weather factors such as snowpack and precipitation.
Dawson Park borders McIntosh Lake on the northwest side of Longmont. It was named in 1973, after John Dawson (1839-1917), and developed in 1981. Dawson joined the Chicago-Colorado Colony in 1871, and farmed east of Hygiene, Colorado. The lake was called Dawson before taking the name McIntosh. With commanding views of the mountains, this 15 acre park offers shoreline fishing, tennis, and a restful walking trail system. Dawson Park adjoins the McIntosh Lake District Park which also links to Flanders Park and Boulder County’s Lohr Open Space and Agricultural Heritage Center at Lohr-McIntosh Farm.
There are a few different sledding hills we love!
In Old Town, there are a few rolling hills in Sunset Golf Course. Head to the area right behind the pool. 1900 Longs Peaks Avenue.
Our friends rave about the sledding hill in the new Dry Creek Community Park, near the corner of Clover Basin Drive and Grandview Meadows Drive.
In the southern part of the town, check out the big hill at Sunset Middle School, 1300 S Sunset St.
In the eastern part of town, go to Skyline High School, 600 E. Mountain View Ave.