Family-friendly, thriving, and fantastically located, Erie, CO manages to maintain a small town feel -- even with a population of over 18,000! The city is only twenty minutes from Boulder, and thirty-five minutes from Denver, but the easy commute isn’t the only draw -- Erie is simply a lovely place to live. The town has a strong community spirit, and its citizens are proud and civic-minded -- the town hosts regular clean-up days, farmer’s markets, and even neighborhood block parties! There’s also a small but dedicated arts scene, and regular visual and performance art events take place at the Arts Centre in Old Town.
Erie is also fantastically fur-friendly! You'll find a highly-rated animal hospital right in town, so you won't have to travel for quality vet care. The town also has its own dog park, and the parks system is the pride of Erie -- there’s no shortage of community parks and trails for leashed walks. The city is also surrounded by some of the most gorgeous scenery Colorado has to offer. You and your pooch are also welcome to take part in some of the many dog-friendly outdoor events that take place in summer.
No matter how long or short your stay, you two are sure to sniff out something to do in Erie!