The town is located on the Cache La Poudre River northwest of Fort Collins, close to where the river emerges from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
While you are in town to stock up on all your favorite garden and hydroponics supplies, be sure to check out some of these local businesses:
Me Oh My!
3310 Co Rd 54G, Laporte, CO 80535
The friendly staff and great atmosphere are only part of the reason that 'Me Oh My' is LaPorte's best bakery! They use ingredients from local LaPorte businesses which is probably why their pies always taste so fresh.
So, by getting a pie from MeOhMy, you are not only supporting MeOhMy, but many other local businesses around town -- and what can be better than that?"
LaPorte's finest live music venue! Located just off of the Poudre River bike trail, ride your bike for $1 discount on all draft beer.
3311 Co Rd 54G, Laporte, CO 80535
Some of your favorite Fort Collins bands like 'House with a Yard' jam out at Swing Station!
TEN BEARS VINEYARD
Ten Bears Winery
5215 Ten Bears Ct., Laporte, CO 80535, US
"The Vineyard Story
Ten Bears Winery officially opened in 2007, with the vineyard planting to follow in 2009. It is named after the road that borders the east side of the estate. (Ten Bears Winery sounded better than County Road 23E Winery.)
Our winemaker, William Conkling, with a background in Biology, Chemistry, and Geology, began his fermentation career in 1999 working in Quality Assurance for one of the local breweries in Fort Collins, but he always maintained a passion for winemaking. After 7 years at the brewery he decided it was time to take his hobby to the next, and legal, level. After finishing the winery construction in 2006, the next step was licensing and approvals, and in just under a year we were ready for the first grape harvest. Using grapes from Colorado's Western Slope we made our first Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and with Washington grapes we made our first Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
After a couple of years of research, into what types of grapes to plant on the Front Range, we had finally found what we believed would be the best varietals to plant in our unique climate, the Marquette and La Crescent. Both are cold hardy hybrids developed by the University of Minnesota with the Marquette producing a wonderful red wine and the La Crescent an amazing white. With lots of help from family and friends we managed to plant 480 vines in May of 2009, with minimal soil disruption, to maintain the native flora. Hopes of a small harvest were quickly dashed in the Spring of 2012 due to an unnaturally warm April followed by a freeze in May which caused us to lose the first bud break.
2013, 2014, and 2016 have produced Marquette harvests, as well as small La Crescent harvests, so keep an eye out for the latest release of Ten Bears Winery Larimer County Estate Bottled Marquette and La Crescent in the near future, but hurry! They sell out quickly."
Lions Open Space
Laporte, CO 80535
Located on the banks of the Cache La Poudre River, Lions Open Space offers day-use area picnicking, fishing, hiking, and biking. It's also home to the westernmost portion of the Poudre River Trail, which continues west as the Pleasant Valley Trail. This paved trail winds along the Poudre River along a Frisbee golf course and beautiful lush plant life.