Paddle boarding at Maple Lake

Exploring Utah Valley

Finding Fall in Utah Valley

"I can’t miss them again!” I always have the best intentions of seeing fall crash the party with an amazing show of colors, yet I am always a week too early or a week too late. Can you relate? Maybe it is the kids’ sports, home learning, or work that takes my time, but this year I vowed “this will…

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Wildlife in Utah Valley

Utah's landscape is incredibly diverse to say the least. In southern Utah, there are deserts, canyons, and arches, while in northern Utah, there are mountains, rivers, and grasslands. This type of landscape comes with a wide variety of wildlife. The state is home to over 600 different kinds of…

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Summer's End in Utah County

“You only have 18 summers with your kids”. Have you ever heard this statement? While true, I like to remember that I also have 18 falls, winters and springs with these boys of mine. Summer ending doesn’t mean all the fun is over. As school starts up again and time commitments increase, we look…

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Horseback Riding with Hobble Creek Outfitters

Horseback riding is one of the many activities available in Utah's backcountry, for both locals and visitors. The Wasatch range may be more popular for hikes and mountain biking, but horseback riding is still a popular alternative. There is something especially enjoyable about riding a horse through…

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Lesser Known Hikes In Utah Valley: Lake Hardy

I believe that we all are innately drawn to places where we can let our minds wander away from the daily routine of our lives, to get outside and connect with nature. The Wasatch Range and other wilderness areas in the valley are truly incredible, but are not invincible. As I explore nature, my goal…

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The Great Summer Cool Off in Utah Valley

“Utah County heat wave pushes families to get creative with ways to cool off” could be a news headline. Some love the heat and others don’t. I fall into that second category. With all this heat and school right around the corner, I wanted to find fun ways to stay active and cool while spending some…

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Glamping in Utah Valley

A familiar drive up American Fork Canyon looked different a few weeks ago when I noticed tall white identical tents in Little Mill Campground. After some searching I learned they were new “glamping” (glamorous camping) tents put together by Go Camp Utah and that six campgrounds in Utah Valley now…

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