[Lafayette corn field. Photo: Let Ideas Compete] Lafayette is a unique mix of the urban and traditional, and those who visit this thriving city see a side of Colorado that can only be found in this small town. Nestled between Boulder and the Rocky Mountains, Lafayette boasts numerous city parks and mountain lodges for those who want to explore the natural beauty of the landscape.
One of the local favorites is Waneka Lake Park, where you can hike on nature trails or fish in the lake.
Another great place to visit in Lafayette is the Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, where you can spend a whole day hunting for treasures and bargains. Open every day, the Flea Market hosts more than 100 different vendors selling antiques, vintage items and the odd knickknack or two.
Jan – Lafayette Oatmeal Festival – Annual Saturday oatmeal breakfast, followed by a 5K walk/run race and ninja course, held in mid January in downtown Lafayette.
Aug – Lafayette Peach Festival – Annual summer Saturday celebrating the glorious Palisade peach harvest, held in mid August.
Sep – Lafayette Brew Fest – Another summer Saturday soaking down suds from over two dozen breweries, held in early September.
Things to do near Lafayette
- Waneka Lake