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10 Cool New Things to do in Colorado This Summer

Denver Illuminated Swan Boats in Washington Park
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Memorial Day weekend heralded the official return of festivals, camping, picnics, Tevas, pools and margaritas on the patio. And while there are plenty of old favorites to return to, from Red Rocks shows to your favorite ice cream shop, and from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to SUPing on Cherry Creek Reservoir, sometimes it is nice to try something new.

Check out our list of what’s new in Colorado (like a wave park, hotels and more) here, or take a look below to see 10 “cool” new ways to beat the heat in the Denver area and across the state.

Pedal a swan boat at Washington Park
Washington Park has always been a good bird-watching spot, but it’s even better with the addition of 18 swan-shaped pedal boats that people can rent. Even cooler, the majority have canopies that are illuminated at night, giving a trip around the lake a magical glow. City Park has offered swan boats and sunset rides for a few years now, but this is the first year for Wash Park, said Eric Heiserman, the operations manager for Wheel Fun Rentals in Colorado. Ride during the day or rent an illuminated swan starting 30 minutes before sunset. Then, catch the sunset, watch the stars come out and be back to the dock within an hour of sunset. Get there early if you go on a weekend because there will be a waiting list by 5 p.m. or so, Heiserman adds…Read the Full Article on The Denver Post >>