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Summer activities Summer Fun, Highaltitude Style! Every weekend in summer beginning on Memorial Day, the town of Grand Lake offers diverse events that will please all. Special events include arts and craft fairs, the ISC Chili Cookoff, bingo in the town park, live music, the annual Buffalo Barbeque which follows the Buffalo 5k, an annual July 4th fireworks display, antique and classic boat parade, pancake breakfast, youth theater performances, the annual Corvette Car Show, and a chance to see sailors at their finest in the Grand Lake Yacht Club Regatta. Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) hosts many informative programs about the flora, fauna, ecological diversity, and historical importance of the park. Of course, not to be missed are the world-renowned musical performances by the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. See the full events calendar at www.grandlakechamber.com. Playing High-altitude Golf Recording a low score can be a test anywhere, but with the topography and rarified air in the mountains, it becomes a true challenge. Your ball will travel 10 to 15 percent farther than at sea level, but the thin air makes it difficult for the ball to stay in flight very long. Dress in layers. Mornings are cool but the afternoon sun can be intense. Use sunscreen and stay hydrated! Grand Lake Golf Course, Country Road 48 off US Hwy 34 past the entrance to the village of Grand Lake, is par 72 playing 6,650 yards. This 18-hole championship golf course, at an elevation of 8,420ft, borders Rocky Mountain National Park with vistas of the snowcapped Never Summer Range. GPS-equipped golf carts, range with putting green, pro shop, lessons, club rentals, Sly Fox Restaurant and Lounge. Opens around May 1 and closes end of October, weather permitting. 970-627-8008. Tee times may be made online. www.grandlakerecreation.com. Grand Elk Golf Club is a short drive from Grand Lake, nestled in the large valley known as Middle Park. Designed by PGA tour championship golfers, and receiving numerous kudos for its heathland style of course — low vegetation and rolling terrain — Grand Elk is a unique and unusual mountain course. Daily fee play is available. 970-887-9122, www.grandelk.com. Kauffman House Museum The museum is in the historic Kauffman House, a former stage stop and restored log hotel built in 1892. The museum provides a glimpse into the early days of Grand Lake and those colorful characters who made western history. The Grand Lake Area Historical Society operates and maintains the historic building. A gallery was added in 1990 to house additional exhibits, which change periodically. The museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its log architecture and first owner. He was a typical example of the men who joined the westward movement. Open daily Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11am-5pm, weekends in September, and on special occasions. Admission $5, children 12 and under free. 970-627-9644, www.kauffmanhouse.org. 14 2 0 1 5 G R A N D L A K E G U E S T G U I D E ®


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