There isn't an old-fashioned main street here, but the well-designed, environmentally sensitive town quickly sweeps you into the pines, and several shops and restaurants are easy to come by.
Thanks in part to its pristine reservoir, Lake Dillon, this town has activities galore in the summer. With 26 miles of shoreline surrounded by a breathtaking mountainous backdrop, the reservoir is perfect for boating, sailing, walking and picnicking. There are several boat-launch ramps and two marinas where you can rent rigs, and the Dillon Marina even offers a sailing school and charter cruises. With stocked salmon, cutthroat and brook trout, the fishing is great too, especially just as the ice thaws. A lovely way to spend a summer evening is with a free lakeside concert at the Dillon Amphitheatre, hosted on Friday and Saturday nights from mid-June through early September.
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