Summer is a busy time in Utah with so many beautiful places to visit. We love finding places to cool off, great hikes, and other fun summer adventures each year as Utah’s Adventure Family. These activities are perfect for enjoying a summer day as a family.

Heritage Park in Cedar Hills

Heritage Park in Cedar Hills is undergoing some renovations. We stopped by to check out the new playground and bridges. There is still some construction going on around the park, but the playground is accessible, as well as the restrooms and grassy ares. We really love all of the huge shade…


Herriman Splash Pads

Rosecrest Splash Pad 14070 S Rosecrest Road (5600 West), Herriman Herriman has 2 splash pads, and we weren't very impressed by either one. They are both small, and have a few showers and fountains that spray. They have a nice pad underneath that is easy on the feet, and they weren't…


Hyrum State Park Cabins

How about an overnight adventure? Try one of Utah's state parks. We don't have an RV, and sometimes a tent doesn't give us enough comfort for our little ones. In these cases, we look for other accommodations. We found a great place to stay in Hyrum State Park. Hyrum State Park rents…

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Can't go to a lake without throwing rocks in, can we?

Payson Lakes

We tried a new adventure today. We went up to Payson Lakes for a picnic. We've been up Payson Canyon many times-- mostly to drive the Nebo Scenic Loop, but this time, we stopped at the lake for a picnic. Because it was Labor Day, there were quite a few people…

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Who knew there was a beach right next to the mountains?

Manila Creek Pond

We went to the beach today! The beach was at a park in Pleasant Grove called Manila Creek Pond. This park was built last year and features a black sand beach and fishing facilities. The beach covers much of the south side of the pond and has gently sloping, pebbly black…


Eagle Mountain Splash Pad

Here's a photo of the splash pad as you pull up. My sister lives about 2 minutes from the Eagle Mountain Splash Pad, but we had never been until today. It is located in the northwest corner of Nolan Park in Eagle Mountain. My boys loved it! There are dumping cups,…