I am still new to the area and slowing finding the best places to swim, boat; float canoe and Kayak now I am finally finding places to enjoy the water.

The Colorado River Festival is this weekend and no better way to cool off than to head to the river. If you like to paddle board you could stand up and paddle your way through downtown Grand Junction during the Colorado Riverfest. They take off from Watson Island and if you get dressed up, you might be in for some great prizes.

I love the water and water seems to have a calming effect on me, I think most people find the water soothing. It is no wonder Grand Junction is known for its many recreational activities.

I cannot wait to check out Highland Lake State Park. Not only is this a great place for swimming and lake activities, but so many trails. What is your favorite place for relaxing in the area?