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Ride the trolley in Fort Collins (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)


Tim Van Schmidt | New SCENE


Take a trip back in time.

Recently I took a ride on the Fort Collins Trolley, boarding in City Park then lurching and bumping down the tracks in the middle of Mountain Avenue — all the way to Howes and back.

Birds are part of the show at City Park (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

You just have to sit back and enjoy because the trolley isn’t fast, but the conductors – dedicated volunteers– make the trip interesting by adding historical facts while the magic of something from another era takes hold.

Frogs are back in the ponds at Chapungu Sculpture Park in Loveland (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

Everybody seems to like the trolley. As my ride progressed, I noticed that many of the people walking on the sidewalk along Mountain did the same thing – they waved and smiled. People inside the trolley waved back. It was refreshingly and naturally friendly.

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Blues Traveler joins Big Head Todd at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater on July 6 (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)
Celebrate July 4 with live music and fireworks in City Park (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

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