Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fun Summer Activities with Kids

With summer here we have the opportunity to spend more time with our kids. I love taking my kids and having them experience new things as well as time tested favorites. I put together a list of some of the activities that we enjoy doing as a family in the summer here in Utah.

Flying kites
Barnes and Noble summer reading challenge
Water Park
Overnight backpack trip in the Uintas - there are a number of lakes 1 mile from the car which makes for an easy trip with little kids.
Day hikes - I will be reviewing/posting hikes as we do them this summer.

The Grotto
Silver Lake
Lakes Mary, Martha and Catherine
Twin Lakes
Dog Lake
Whiting Canyon
The Y
Stewart Falls
Scout Falls 
Elephant Rock
Hot Springs in Spanish Fork Canyon
and many more....

Visit local reservoirs - Tibble Fork reservoir, Spanish Fork reservoir.
Movies/concerts in the park
Visit Cascade Springs
Visit local museums - 
 BYU museums
 Utah Natural History Museum, 
 The Children's Museum,              
 The Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point, 
 The Eccles Dinosaur Museum in Ogden
 Springville Art Museum

Biking - 
The Jordan River Parkway
Provo Canyon Trail
Hobble Creek Canyon
Rail Trail in Park City
Mountain Biking at Round Valley in Park City
The new trail in Davis County

Art Projects - I find mine all on Pinterest these days
Visit National Parks
Frisbee Golf at Solitude Ski Resort
Chalk Art Contests
Lemonade Stand
Visit different parks
Snowbird - day pass to use the slide, zip line, climbing wall, ride the tram, etc.
Alpine Slide in Park City - such a BLAST!