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ColoradoimageBy Samantha Chapnick

On April 11, New York City will be the best place to be to do some serious skiing, whitewater rafting, golfing and fly-fishing.

The state of Colorado is taking over Madison Square Park (23rd and Broadway, not to be confused with Madison Square Garden!) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., giving anyone who stops by a chance to experience a Colorado vacation.

My favorite part is the custom treat created by the best custard maker in NewYork City (The Shake Shack). Apparently, they created a special dessert specifically for the event: "Colorado’s High Altitude Concrete."  This lemon verbena custard dessert will be mixed with a wild berry compote and a homemade granola.

If, unlike for me, food is not reason enough to venture forth, here are some more:

  • Rock climb on a challenging rock wall or try the new line of commuter bikes from REI.
  • Practice your golf swing with Colorado Springs pros.
  • Listen to live music from Denver artists Angie Stephens and Jill Stevenson.
  • Downhill ski on a state-of-the-art ski simulator.
  • Get up close and personal with Colorado wildlife.
  • Kayak the whitewater rapids of Chafee County.
  • Watch the gravity-defying Breckenridge mountain bike stunt team.
  • Fly fish with a Fort Collins pro angler.
  • Throw a lasso and join a campfire "sing-a-long" with a dude ranch cowboy.
  • Pose for a photo with a Durango cowboy on horseback.
  • Be entertained by street performers and "buskers" from Boulder‘s famed Pearl Street Mall.
  • Take part in an on-camera "screen test" with award-winning filmmaker and director of the
    Independence Film Fest of Colorado.
  • Unwind and pamper yourself with a massage from the Aspen Club & Spa.
  • Sampleaward-winning chili and spices from SnowmassChili and
    Brew Fest
    .
  • Enter to win one of four Colorado vacations and pick up valuable Colorado information at the
    Tourism Kiosk.

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