Palisade, on Colorado's Western Slope, is in the heart of Colorado's wine country. More than 20 area wineries are producing small quantities of wines that are getting big attention. But grapes weren't the first fruit to put the agricultural town on the map. Palisade's also famous for its peaches. The town celebrates the Palisade Peach Festival every year to mark the harvest from its 500,000 Elberta peach trees by more than 300 local growers. Other orchards have cherry and apricot trees. Palisade is perched on the edge of the Grand Mesa, where scenic drives, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities are available. Not far from Grand Junction, Palisade is a small town with a small-town feel — everything happens in Riverbend Park.