Paddle boarding at Maple Lake

Exploring Utah Valley

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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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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Summer Fun at Payson Lakes

“And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” - Shanti. Summer brings the opportunity to explore, to do hard things, and to stoke the fire of curiosity and adventure in children and in ourselves; to experience something new is to be childlike again…

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The 7 Natural Wonders of Utah Valley

Utah has many phenomenal outdoor destinations, from Salt Lake City and Park City that border our mountainous regions up north, to Zion National Park and Arches National Park with their red rock formations that defy the laws of nature. While Delicate Arch, Dead Horse Point and the Colorado River…

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The Best Picnic Areas in Utah County

April 23rd is National Picnic Day and what better way to celebrate than by packing your picnic basket and heading to a local park to spend a day enjoying good food, good friends and good weather? If you’re looking for the perfect picnic site in Utah Valley, we’ve created a list of some of our…

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Famous YouTuber’s Favorite Utah Valley Spots

Imagine the travel destination of your dreams— Iceland? France? Japan? Devin Graham has been there. Maybe your ideal spot is more off the beaten path. Saudi Arabia? Uzbekistan? Zambia? Devin’s been there, too. Not only has he visited, but everything he does in these locations is worthy of its own…

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Camping in Utah Valley

Let’s face it, we all need to get outside and unplug for a bit and what better way than to go camping in Utah County. The Valley offers breathtaking landscapes, mountain views, rivers, lakes, and various campgrounds to explore while still being close to home. Some of the best places to camp in Utah…

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Top 10 Utah Valley Hikes To Go On Right Now

Utah County is known for its natural beauty and what a better way to enjoy the waterfalls, mountains, wildflowers, and more than to strap on your hiking boots and get outside. With so many different types of hikes you can go on in the valley we picked ten different hikes you can try right now. 1…

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