Fresh Place Friday- Sterling, Colorado
Sterling, Colorado owes its start to the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1881 when the railroad was announced to stretch from Julesburg, Colorado to La Salle, Colorado, it was only a matter of time before infrastructure was formed, a hotel was built and a county mayor was elected. Today, while we appreciate the railway, this Colorado moving company goes the old fashion way and take to the road.
One of the best reasons to travel to Sterling, Colorado (aside from its rich history) is for recreation. On top of the options to camp, fish, golf and hunt, Sterling, Colorado is also the proud home of North Sterling State Park. This state park sits on a man-made lake that is fed by waters flowing from the South Platte River. The park has over 150 modern camping areas, picnicking sites and three boat ramps for those looking to take to the water. If you’re choosing to travel Sterling, Colorado and the North Sterling State Park by water, know that it is particularly famous for its outstanding boating, waterskiing, swimming and fishing.
Another recreational activity you need to check out while in Sterling, Colorado is The Overland Trail Museum that can be found off I-76. This facility is filled with an array of eclectic historical items in its main building and a restored, one-room schoolhouse along with other historic buildings outback. The main building is unique because it’s been made to resemble a fort and is very fun for families with children. Admission is only $3, plus there are picnic grounds, so you can pack a snack and make a day of it!
If you’re looking for free activities, check out the adjacent Overland Trail Recreation Area that offers visitors a 5-acre fishing pond, biking trails, fishing, grills, walking paths and a fishing pier- Mother Nature’s free gift to resident Coloradoans.
Finally, make sure that if you’re stopping by Sterling, Colorado (or moving into the area) that you check out the annual Logan County Fair hosted by the city. This autumn fair has an old-timey feel with its baking competitions, musical performances, carnival rides, demolition derby (oh yea!), a rodeo, 4-H animal shows and, of course, the annual Sugar Beet Days Harvest Festival. You just can’t beat it.