Day trip to Mt Lemmon?
Want to take a fun and easy day trip? You can drive up to Mt Lemmon in just a little over an hour. It’s like thick Connecticut pine forest and its right up the road, literally. I went up to Mt Lemmon with friends and had a blast playing in the snow.
Almost to the top of Mt Lemmon there is a town called Summerhaven. If you have a small bladder or need to use the restroom, the Mt Lemmon Community Center has a decent restroom to take care of that. Also, be sure to stop into the Mt Lemmon General Store for homemade fudge and one of my favorite places, the Living Rainbow Gift Shop for unique gifts. Next to the Living Rainbow Gift Shop is a place called The Cookie Cabin. The cookies and the pizza are great and people will stand in line to get them. If you like to go skiing, well you’re in luck. Just a few minutes up from the village is a recreational ski area called Ski Valley.
Yes, during the winter season you can go skiing. Also, if you’re not that great of a skier, or have no experience at all, there is The Brian Ashby Ski School that can supply you with a first time skier package to get you up and skiing in no time! Also, there are group discounts and private outdoor decks for group activities or meetings.
Around the end of September to the middle of October, I love to go there for Ski Valley Oktoberfest. I like to take a blanket to lay out on the grassy slope and watch the entertainment and eat, of course. They serve bratwurst, red cabbage, potato salad, sauerkraut and of several German beers. Rent a cabin and stay over night. It’s a very relaxing time, not to mention a quick and easy getaway.
Rose Canyon Lake
Darren and I just got back from Rose Canyon Lake from taking a day-trip with the dogs. I have to say, that I love that they installed a nice concrete walkway around a portion of the lake. It makes it easier to get around or fish, if you wanted to. A ramada is close by if you would want to throw a little picnic, bbq, or just hangout with some friends. Also, A general store is nearby for snacks and fishing needs.
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Have a great day,
Tony Ray 🙂