I love Loveland in the summer. This town comes alive with the warm weather and rays of sunshine. Biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming holes, festivals, concerts, dining alfresco, fireworks—the list goes on and on. Loveland is in its prime in the summertime, and there are so many new things to be excited about this season.

One word … OK, three … Roof. Top. Bars. Most towns are excited to have just one. Yeah, well, we have three now. We decided to profile the full set in our “Bites, Brews and Views” feature. Bishop’s Quarter, Tano Bistro and Ramsey’s Trailside all boast spectacular views, not to mention a tantalizing menu of items to savor and sip while people-watching from above. We’ve shared our faves. 

But I’m especially excited about “In the Garden of Eads.” Dale Eads, owner of Eads Fence Co., has created a true botanical treasure right here in Loveland. An ongoing paradise project that has been featured in numerous national gardening publications—not to mention being acquired for the Garden Club of America Collection by the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens—it’s the best-kept secret in town. But don’t worry, Dale has big plans to share it with the entire community someday. Read for yourself what he has in store …

From road trips in a Yukon Denali (this baby was made with room to roam) to home renovations (interested in updates but don’t want the commitment of a major project? No problem!), this issue is chock-full of great ideas on how you can soak up the good ole summertime. That includes the best in books for this year’s dog days—page-turners for every taste can be found in “Summer Lovin.’” After all, you’re going to need something else to pick up after you’ve read this issue cover to cover. Enjoy the summer, everyone!