Things to do

Paonia and the North Fork Valley are great places to visit, but you do need a little help to find the cool things to do, places to go, food to eat and entertainment to see that the locals know about. We’ve created lists for the topics below, but if you have a specific interest, please let us know and we’ll do some legwork for you.

  • Eating & Entertainment
    Restaurants, Vineyards, Local Cuisine – you’ll find a list of that stuff here.
  • Gather Your Own Local Ingredients
    Wisehart Springs Inn has two kitchens and guests are encouraged to cook as much as they like. Here are our favorite sources for local ingredients and links to lists others have compiled.
  • Excursions & Adventures
    What do you want to do with your time? Relax? Hike or bike? Sight-see? Ski? Here’s a list to keep you more than busy while you’re here!
  • Healing & Peace
    You can fill up on beauty, relaxation, healing and pampering in our special valley. Here you’ll find information about providers we’ve used and liked. We also have a copy of the paper-only North Fork Health and Wellness Directory¬†for you to use while you’re with us.
  • Local Events & Festivals
    Eat, Dance, Parade around with Paonians dressed in costume. Find out where, why, and how in this section.
  • Art & Artists
    The North Fork Valley was recently named a Colorado Creative District. We have many art clubs, galleries, an art center in Hotchkiss and many many artists. The North Fork Valley Creative Directory is available on line here or in paper at our inn or at many locations around the valley.