Sunrise from County Road 13

Sunrise from
County Road 13

Pawnee Buttes

Pawnee Buttes

Poudre Trail

Poudre Trail

Weld County Fair

Weld County Fair

Early Summer Corn

Early Summer Corn

Greeley Arts Picnic

Greeley Arts Picnic

Fort Vasquez

Fort Vasquez

Dearfield

Dearfield

Discover Weld County Colorado

Welcome to the Discover Weld web site - the web site that showcases the great people, places and events that call Weld County home.

If you are new to this site, thank you for visiting, and if you returning to this site, welcome back!

This Month on Discover Weld

What is the common thread that runs through each of the featured sites this month on Discover Weld? They are all easily accessible from Highway 85 – the Centennial Highway: Fort Lupton, Fort Vasquez, Fort St. Vrain and Fritzler’s Corn Maze.

The Forts:

The Fort St. Vrain monument is located just west of Platteville. Weld County was originally home to four fur trading posts in the early 1800s: Fort Lupton, Fort Vasquez, Fort St. Vrain and Fort Jackson. All four forts were located on what is known as Trapper’s Trail, which followed the South Platte River. At these forts, furs and buffalo robes were traded for blankets, beads and other ‘Western’ items. While all four forts were eventually abandoned, visitors can still get a sense of what life was like in Weld County in the 1830s by visiting these historic sites.

 

Historic Fort Lupton offers numerous events throughout the year for visitors to enjoy.Fort Lupton offers reenactments and numerous events throughout the year while Fort Vasquez is home to an engaging museum complete with Native American artifacts and hands-on exhibits. Visitors to the Fort St. Vrain Monument, which is now surrounded by private farm land, can get a sense of the quiet landscape that once was home to a thriving fur-trading business. The forth fort, Fort Jackson, unfortunately is lost to history (reportedly, Fort Jackson’s original location has never been confirmed but likely was built on what is now private property).

Fall Fun:

Fritzler's Farm offers hours of entertainment for visitors looking to enjoy pumpkin patches, corn mazes and numerous other outdoor actitivites.For 14 years, Fritzler’s Farm has been the site of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and  good old-fashioned fall fun…and, don’t forget, zombie paintball. Watch this year’s corn maze grow before your eyes in our time lapse and hear about the numerous activities you can enjoy at this family-run farm.

 

And, if you want more fall fun, be sure to check out Weld County’s other agritourism sites: http://www.cornmazesamerica.com/directory.php?state=CO

Anderson Farms
6728 County Road 3 1/4
Erie, CO 80516
www.andersonfarms.com
(303)828-5210

Hergenreder Farms
13332 W.C.R. 5
Longmont, CO 80504
www.facebook.com/HergenrederFarms

Miller Farms
13912 CR 19
Platteville, CO 80651
www.millerfarms.net

Tigges Farm
12404 WCR 64.5
Greeley, CO 80631
www.tiggesfarm.com

And don’t forget to stop by the Your Weld page and see photos submitted by our visitors. Email your photos taken in Weld County, and we will share them next month!

Each month, this site will feature new stories that highlight the things that make Weld County a great place. As the site grows, we hope it becomes a valuable and enjoyable resource for residents and visitors alike.

In addition to stories, visitors to the site will find information and links to municipalities, Chambers of Commerce and a special section called Your Weld - a page where you can share your photos and experiences enjoying life in Weld county.

So sit back, relax, and learn what you can discover in Weld County...and thanks for visiting!

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Contact

Jennifer Finch
Information Specialist, Weld County
Email:info@discoverweld.com
1150 O St.
P.O. Box 758
Greeley, CO 80632