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At the Barney Ford Victorian Home, officially known as the Barney Ford House Museum, visitors can get an intimate look into the life of Barney Ford, who emancipated himself from the shackles of slavery owing to his unflinching resolve and reserves of knowledge. The museum is set in the same house that Barney built for his wife and kids in the late 1800s. Guided tours of the house are also offered. The Barney Ford Lawn can even accommodate private events like wedding receptions and ceremonies with reservations in advance.
McCullough Gulch Trail is one of the many picturesque trails in Breckenridge. Ideal for those looking to hike, cycle or enjoying fishing near White Falls, the trail is also a great spot for winter sports such as skiing or snowshoeing. If nothing else, the natural landscape is enough to mesmerize any traveler.
This small lake in Breckenridge is a great alternative for those who want to explore Colorado's wilderness. The lake can be reached via a short trail up a mild incline, which follows a meandering stream. Easy to get to and with great scenic views, Sawmill Reservoir is unmissable.
This scenic loop trail around Mohawk Lakes winds through the spellbinding scenery of Breckenridge, allowing for vistas of spruce and pine forests along the way. The hike is moderately steep in some parts, with a rocky terrain, so navigate carefully. Good, sturdy shoes and a full bottle of water are a must. You might also be able to spot some wildlife if you're lucky.
Carter Park is guaranteed fun for the whole family! The park includes tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables, baseball courts, volleyball courts, and even a dog park if you want to bring your dog along. During the winters when the park is covered with a thick blanket of snow, it becomes a fine spot for sledding. An indoor heated area welcomes you whenever you need respite from the cold outside. You can also rent out the neighboring pavilion if you have a big event coming up.
Between the late 1890s and the early 1900s the railroad was the only connection to the outside world for the miners in town, and so this path was their lifeline. Pioneering in locomotives and using a narrow-gauge rail to navigate through the dangerous Rocky Mountains was Engine No.9. This locomotive high line track came over the Boreas Pass and into Breckenridge. At the park you can see this engine on its original track and one of only five known narrow-gauge restored rotaries.
A twenty-six mile trail to hike or bike down lakeside parks and paths. The Dillon Nature Preserve's pristine setting is very likely the best view of Dillon Reservoir and the Colorado Rockies that you can get. Leashed pets are welcome and this family-friendly park is great for an active day out, or a family picnic. There are multiple loop trails at different levels, but for the most part very easy and interpretive signs along the way inform you of the wildlife surrounding you.