Monument and Palmer Lake, also known as Tri-Lakes Area

Monument and Palmer Lake have a great small town feel, yet many amenities can be met. These towns can fit anyones needs.

Upscale, average joe, sportsmen, athletes, families, art fans, and kids. If you haven’t heard, Monument has the biggest small town 4th of July parade. Then Palmer Lake presents amazing fireworks that night. Of course, if you missed this, there are many things to see and do in the Tri-Lakes area.

Parks and playgrounds, Santa Fe Trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, fishing, many diverse and unusual restaurants and cafe’s, art galleries galore, historic buildings and homes.

Every third Thursday, May through July Monument has their Art Hop from 4-8 pm. And, every Wednesday through August 8 Monument has concerts in Limbach Park from 7-9 pm.

I just started a new blog to let people know about the area, soon you will get to know and see the many different places and hot spots. You can check it out at :

http://escapetomonument.blogspot.com

This is a must see!

On the third thursday of every month, May through October, our art galleries, restaurants and shops of Historic Downtown Monument, CO stay open until 8pm for a celebration of art openings, amazing food, and live music for all!

The Gallery Center at the corner of Beaconlite and 2nd streets. For art lovers from all over the globe. Our small town has amazing and amusing creations.

The Second Street Art Market features glass art by Nancy Bonig throughout the year, and many other interesting pieces by other artists.

Bella Art and Frame has upscale custom framing mixed with unusual fine crafts, many made by local artisans.

Ah, now for all of us booklovers, Covered Treasures Bookstore is everything a reader needs. New and used books: bestsellers, classics, local and Colorado history, maps and hiking guides. Seven days a week they are open, if they don’t have it they can order it. Nice cozy feel without the attitude of the chain stores.

We can enjoy ourselves on the patio at La Casa Fiesta Mexican Restaurant. They feature Southern New Mexico style Mexican food, with a warm, friendly, family atmosphere. The best Margarita’s on Front street, Mexican beer, and a full bar. Art hoppers can relax and have an “After Hop” at La Casa Fiesta. Shawn and Mary are the owners, they are such wonderful and accommodating people. La Casa has live music for the Art Hop and usually on Fridays and Saturdays.

Our local newspaper is the Tri-Lakes Tribune which shares hometown news, local information and events with homes and businesses in the area, Black Forest, Gleneagle and north Colorado Springs. They are affiliated with Colorado Community Newspapers. CCN has been created to easily give the local news to smaller communities, the news about their direct area that they really want to know.

The Coffee Cup Cafe, a fixture in Monument for many, many years. It has gone through different owners, but they always kept the same name. They must have understood the importance of this particular cafe and its 20th century history. It is a popular hometown restaurant that offers breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. They have a wide range of selections with specials for every meal every weekday. You have to try the “World Famous Country Fries”.

The Love Shop is quite interesting. Kathi has unique gifts like Willow Tree angels & figurines, candles, lodge decor, inspirational books, music & cards, teacups & teas, Pandora jewelry and much, much more. You must look all over this store to really see the interesting trinkets she has!



Source by Linda Janus