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For over three decades, Boxwood Gulch Ranch, located about an hour from Denver, Colorado, has offered world class guided fly fishing adventures. Boxwood offers 1 mile of ideal riffles, smooth runs, and perfect pools. This stretch of the North Fork South Platte is home to some of the largest trout in Colorado. Anglers have the opportunity to catch a variety of trout species including rainbow, cutbow, brown, brook, cutthroat, palomino, and even the rare tiger trout! Landing fish over 20" is very common at Boxwood, and behemoth trout up to 34" have been landed on the property throughout the years. Boxwood's terrain diversity is unmatched along the Front Range. Perfect trout habitat also creates the ideal place to fish for anglers of every experience level. Boxwood offers the river structure to challenge and excite brand new anglers and veteran fly anglers alike. Our professional guides are among the most experienced in the West, and they know every nook and cranny of the river. The trout at Boxwood can be fooled with various nymph patterns, streamers, and dry flies, and our guides are experts at knowing how best to trick our large fish into taking the fly. Guided trips on our private water include all the necessary gear, flies, and equipment to enjoy your day at the premier fly fishing destination in Colorado. Beyond the destination angling experience, Boxwood Gulch Ranch offers first class amenities to ensure a comfortable day for every guest. The streamside clubhouse offers a climate controlled place to wader up, enjoy lunch, and share fish stories during happy hour. The clubhouse provides our anglers with a full restroom, free WIFI, satellite television, expansive patio, and firepit. Boxwood's Clubcar fishing cart, paired with the excellent streamside road and trail system make the property the most accessible place to fly fish in Colorado. Boxwood's premier angling experience, first class amenities, and unmatched access make for the best choice in the state to host a group or corporate fly fishing adventure. Full day trips to Boxwood Gulch Ranch also include a freshly prepared lunch inside or al fresco on the patio, depending upon the weather. Enjoy a grilled lunch and a glass of wine while sharing photos of the big one that came to the net or telling the tale of the big one that got away. Couples, families, friends, and business partners alike all enjoy spending time as fishing buddies at Boxwood. Ask one of the thousands of anglers who have fished with us over the last 30 years or one of the hundreds of professional anglers who have guided the property where to find the best fly fishing experience in Colorado, and there's more than a good chance they'll answer, "Boxwood Gulch Ranch." To find out more about our world class experience, please visit www.BoxwoodGulch.com. View recent trip photos and news on Instagram and Facebook @boxwoodgulch.
Nestled in the heart of the 'World's Most Famous Beach', the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is just a few steps from the beach and walking distance to many local restaurants, shops and attractions. The beachfront resort features Hilton CleanStay program with enhanced cleaning protocols, 744 guest rooms with stunning oceanfront views, seven different dining options, two sparkling pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, and gift shop. Whether you've been dreaming about spending time at the beach, rediscovering your favorite city, or vacationing closer to home, now's the time to start planning your next beach getaway to Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Dine on Florida's freshest coastal cuisine, play a game of volleyball with the family, or let loose at Daytona Lagoon Waterpark. Our warm, friendly staff treats you like family from the moment you arrive. Lounge poolside while sipping your favorite drink, or indulge in a unique culinary experience at Doc Bales’ Grill, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Don Ricos Sports Bar & Grill or McCoys Rum Room. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, admiring the natural beauty of Florida's central coast on foot or bike is a must-do Daytona Beach activity. Luckily, the area is blessed with over 60 miles of trails, many of which are located within a short drive of Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Whether you want to spot winged beauties on a portion of the Florida Birding Trail or take in stunning views of crystal clear lakes and otherworldly sulphur springs, there's a hiking or biking trail that will satisfy your appetite. For those adventure seekers, Daytona Beach also features iconic attractions and must see landmarks from historical sites to racing destinations. Take a tour of the area with family-friendly activities for all ages including getting behind the wheel of a real race car at Daytona International Speedway, visiting Jackie Robinson Ballpark, thrill seeking rides at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and more. Start planning your Daytona Beach escape today with Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort’s Park, Eat, Play Package and enjoy complimentary valet parking and daily breakfast!
By W Robert Kelly, Jr., Museums Coordinator - Gloucester County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Prominently situated adjacent to the historic Gloucester Courthouse sits the 251-year-old Botetourt Building that now houses the Gloucester Museum of History. The imposing masonry structure dates from 1770 and first served as a roadside tavern. It is one of the largest, as well as one of the few brick taverns surviving from the pre-Revolutionary period. The building served as lodging for Gloucester’s visitors from the 1770s through the 1950s, first as a tavern and later as a hotel. In 1965, the county purchased the property to be used as offices. In 2000, the building became home to the Gloucester Museum of History. Today, the museum preserves and interprets the county’s rich history through exhibitions, programming, and a 3,000-object collection. Caption: A 2021 view of the Gloucester Museum of History from the northeast From the earliest days when the Virginia Indians called the area home, to more recent stories related to Civil Rights, the museum interprets the county’s complete history. One of the newest exhibits is “Awakening: The Life & Legacy of T.C. Walker” unveiled in 2021. Featuring a reproduction of the T.C. Walker mural from Main Street, the exhibit examines the life story of the first African American lawyer in Gloucester County. Born enslaved, Walker went on to graduate from Hampton Institute, and would later serve as Superintendent for Gloucester Negro Schools and as a member of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors. He lived through the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras and did great things to help African Americans across the Commonwealth. It is hoped that visitors will explore the stories from the mural, learn about the life of a local hero, and be inspired to make a difference in their community. Caption: “Awakening: The Life & Legacy of T.C. Walker” is the museum’s newest exhibit. Additional exhibits related to the American Revolution and Civil War are located on the museum’s second floor. This space is particularly interesting as it retains considerable original historic fabric from the building’s early use as a tavern. Original hardwood floors and window trim within the large “ballroom,” present an atmosphere reminiscent of the 18th century and Colonial Williamsburg. The large basement contains additional exhibits featuring artifacts that tell the stories of Gloucester’s agricultural history and the importance of the county’s daffodil industry. To complete a visit requires experiencing the other museum properties and the Gloucester Visitor Center, all located within the historic courtcircle, less than 100 feet away. The circle contains five historic structures: the 1766 Colonial Courthouse, two former Clerk’s Offices, (the 1823 Clayton Building and the 1896 Roane Building), a jail constructed in 1873, and a debtors’ prison that dates to 1824. The Colonial Courthouse, one of the oldest in Virginia, is still used for official county functions. The Visitor Center boasts a new interactive exhibit about Werowocomoco, Pocahontas, and the Virginia Indians, and provides an experience for tourists and residents alike. It is a great place to visit for local information or to find a unique gift. To learn more about the Gloucester Museum of History please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/820/Museum-of-History or call 804-693-1234. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 11:00AM – 3:00PM and admission is free.