While we have an overall appreciation for every community in the Northern Colorado region, there are certain qualities that stand out within each specific city that draw us in over and over again.
Windsor is a city in our neck of the woods with a quaint downtown featuring wonderful restaurants, coffee shops and ice cream parlors. You’ll also find wonderful parks, a thriving residential community, and a jam-packed events calendar within this city. Let’s take a closer look at all that you can do in Windsor in order to maximize your next visit or improve your residential experience.
Photo Courtesy of the Town of Windsor
One of the first items on an agenda typically involves food. Thankfully, Windsor has several local restaurants that we are quite fond of.
Taste the best Thai food in Windsor at Sala Thai tucked away on the corner of Sagewood Drive and 12th Street. Their menu features traditional Thai plates, including Thai curry and their infamous Pad Thai dish. You can ask for any dish to be made gluten-free or vegan, and you’ll be happy to find out that Sala Thai does not use MSG or fish sauce.
Hearth Restaurant and Pub could be considered the comforting hearth of Windsor, providing a casual and warm gathering place for the community. You’ll love everything you consume at this local restaurant — from the starter to the main course (featuring primarily burgers, pizza and various entrees). And don’t miss their drink menu packed with craft beer and specialty cocktails!
Visit Chimney Park for a more upscale experience, maybe to celebrate a special occasion! You’ll be thrilled once you see their seasonal menu items comprised of only the best local ingredients. Plus, their award-winning wine program makes Chimney Park the perfect place to indulge and unwind during your Windsor visit.
Whatever time of day it is, you’re bound to be craving a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone. Nana Bea’s capitalizes on this constant need by combining these two elements (and others) within their quaint shop in Windsor.
Head to downtown Windsor to indulge at Nana Bea’s and enjoy treats of every kind, from fresh-made coffee and espresso to handmade fudge and vintage candy. Their historic 1899 building will take you back in time while you enjoy the present-day charm of Windsor on their outdoor patio.
Photos Courtesy of Nana Bea’s
Like many Northern Colorado cities, Windsor is situated right between the Rocky Mountains and the plains, providing a unique combination of towering peaks and wide-open space. Beyond providing a pretty view, Windsor has lots of opportunities for recreational activity — including golf courses, parks, lakes, and recreation centers.
Some of the most-visited Windsor parks include Main Park, Chimney Park, Eastman Park, and Boardwalk Park.
Main Park has various shelters with grills and tables, roller-hockey rinks, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a playground and lots of green grass.
Chimney Park features various athletic fields, baseball diamonds, an outdoor swimming pool, a playground, and lots of trails.
Eastman Park sits alongside the Cache la Poudre River, and includes a skate park, picnic shelters, disc golf course, athletic fields, trails, a playground, an off-leash dog park, and a pond for fishing!
Boardwalk Park rests on Windsor Lake, which makes it the perfect place to swim, boat, fish, or go for a peaceful walk around the lake’s perimeter. You can also enjoy the playground, picnic shelters, and a volleyball court at this wonderful community park.
Photos of Boardwalk Community Park Courtesy of Town of Windsor
Perhaps one of the best ways to truly enjoy this community to the fullest is to make your stay a bit more permanent by calling Windsor your home. Windsor homes range in style and price range, but we can assure you that they all have their own special charm and list of wonderful qualities.
Windsor provides a small town feel with easy access to larger cities and the amenities within. But as mentioned, there is so much to do within the city limits of Windsor! This tight-knit community allows you to get to know your neighbors, become known by local businesses, and be involved in community events.
Speaking of community events, there are several annual events in Windsor that we’re particularly excited about. And thankfully, most of them are coming up fairly soon!
Windsor hosts a Summer Concert Series at Boardwalk Park, typically on Thursday nights from 6:30–8:30 p.m. June through August. The concerts feature local bands, and are a fun and exciting summer tradition for the community!
The Pelicanfest Triathlon is a fun event the community looks forward to every Memorial Day weekend, and is sometimes accompanied by an outdoor concert and family fun run.
The Front Range Wine Festival is returning to Windsor this summer on Saturday, August 20 at Main Park! Enjoy entertainment, wine and food from various local vendors, and chances to shop from local artisans.
Perhaps the city’s largest event is the Harvest Festival that takes place every Labor Day weekend. This is a weekend festival including a parade, carnival, concerts, hot air balloon festival, scholarship pageant, and a home and garden fair.
Photo Courtesy of Windsor Harvest Festival
Let us know! We’re always looking for more excuses to admire this wonderful community.