Summer is the best season for vacationing. Though it’s only a few months long, there are still plenty of sunny days left to enjoy. What makes summer even better is spending quality time with your family doing outdoor activities fit for every member. If you live in Heber City, Utah, and haven’t already planned some fun summer activities, we’ve got a treat for you!
However, if you don’t already live here, Regal Homes has several beautiful homes in our Windflower community right in Heber City. You’ll be able to spend a full day outdoors soaking up the summer sun, then cool down in a spacious, high-quality built home.
Now, let’s dive into a few summer activities for everyone to enjoy.
Bloods Lake Trail
Bloods Lake Trail is a superb place to visit during the summer. This 2.7 mile trail is a lot less challenging than you’d think. The paths are mostly flat and very well marked. There’s also plenty of shade to protect you from the hot sun. We recommend bringing a camera to take pictures of the beautiful wildflowers that bloom throughout the spring and summer seasons. Bring the whole family for the perfect summer day by the lake. There’s a fun rope swing on the southeast corner, so bathing suits and sunscreen are other great items to pack.
High Country Adventure
This adventure company is packed with incredible outdoor experiences perfect for all ages. We highly recommend the Provo River Rafting trip for friends and family to cool down and have fun on a hot summer day. Take an exciting guided tour rafting down the Provo River and viewing sky high canyon walls. You’re sure to be starving after this 6-mile journey, so take advantage of the tour option that includes a Texas-style BBQ meal right on the river bank!
Heber Valley Railroad
With a long history dating back to the late 1800s, you won’t find anything like the Heber Valley Railroad. Today, the trains and railway have been revived and maintained to host an array of amazing train excursions. A few special options are the Wizards Train, Rock-n-Roll Train, and the Super Hero Train. One made just for summer is the Hot Summer Night Train, a 90-minute, family-friendly ride through the Heber Valley and along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir. With sing-a-longs, fiddlers, and more, you’ll be laughing and dancing the night away.
What better way to see Utah’s amazing mountain and lakeside views than from the sky high views of a zipline. With 7 different zipline courses, you could easily spend a full day soaring through the sky on this outdoor adventure. Zipline Utah boasts some of the longest and highest zipline courses in the world and the US. For example, the Screaming Falcon line spans 3,900 feet across Rainbow Bay. Now that’s a way to spend your summer vacation!
If you love fishing, you’ll love the Strawberry Reservoir. Here you can fish to your heart’s content while catching the likes of rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon. While the weather is nice and warm for us, fish tend to prefer cooler waters and swim deeper during the summer, so make sure you’ve got plenty of line ready to go. For a fun day out on the water, pack up the boat and sail up to one of the four paved boat ramps: Strawberry Bay Marina, Renegade, Soldier Creek Marina, and Aspen. Then enjoy a well-deserved meal at the restaurant located at the Strawberry Bay Recreation area.
Heber City is a great place to have some outdoor summer fun and an even better place to live. These activities are just the start of the adventures waiting for you in this wonderful city. If you’re considering a move here or looking for a new home to plant roots in, Regal Homes is a top-quality builder with many options available in Heber City. We’d love to hear from you and help you find the perfect home in Northern Utah.