Fort Collins Named a Best College Town — For Non-Students
We're no stranger to being on lists here in Fort Collins, so, of course we wound up on the '6 College Towns You Don't Need to Be a Student to Enjoy.'
I've been in Fort Collins for ten years, only four of them as a CSU student, and the other six probably encompassing the better part of the last decade. Not that I didn't love being a Ram, but the latter years didn't involve any exams and studying, which is always a win in my book. And aside from that, while I was a student, I didn't see a lot of the town until I was out of the college scene (read: the places I now avoid).
According to The Discoverer, Fort Collins lands on the list with San Louis Obispo, Flagstaff and a handful of others.
'There's plenty more to do in town than hang out on campus,' The Discoverer says. 'Adventurers and nature fans can hike nearby in Roosevelt National Forest, while Lory State Park also offers a wide range of available activities including hunting, boating, rock climbing, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, geocaching, volleyball, biking, and hiking trails.'
The list also mentions our Disneyland-inspiring Old Town and craft brewing industry. So, gorgeous open spaces, a charming downtown... and beer. Yeah, sounds like us. You can see the full list here.
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