Friday, June 5, 2015

Utah Summer Adventure Ideas

Hello!  We are Harmony, Stephanie and Melinda from The Salt Project.  Between the three of us, we have 11 kids, yes, it's crazy. We feature things to do in Utah with kids. (Most things we write about are still cool to do without kids too.) We host weekly giveaways on Wednesday, so be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and occasionally twitter! You don't want to miss out on our Weekly Newsletter either, sometimes, we host special giveaways to just our subscribers!
Summer is here! Holla! We've rounded up some of our favorite places and would love to see your summer adventures. Tag #thesaltproject so we can follow along.

Antelope Island | Layton, Utah

Antelope Island is so much more than just a place you visit when you are in elementary school. Hiking, biking, swimming, exploring the ranch, birdwatching and watching for wildlife are just a few things that our kids love to do.

Ogden River Walk | Ogden, Utah

One of our favorite, shady places is the Ogden River Walk that runs along the Weber river.  You can bike, roller blade or walk down the paths. If you start out by Weber Canyon you can try some of the delicious Mormon Muffins, or check out Slackwater Pizza on the other end. Lorin Swimming pool (where the famous Sandlot movie was filmed) and skate park are located in the middle of the paths. You can fish or just wade through the river. Plus, Fort Buenaventura is one of the stops and they host a yearly Mountain Man Rendezvous!

Gilgal Sculpture Garden | Salt Lake City, Utah

Tucked in the heart of Salt Lake is a slightly odd sculpture garden. If you have a few minutes be sure to stop by or even take a picnic.

Home Depot Workshops for Kids | Your Local Home Depot

Free craft, free apron, free pin, free fun!  The kids love these! Held once a month, you'll want to check out the craft and sign up your kids!

Crystal Hot Springs | Honeyville, Utah

Hot or cold weather, rain or shine, the Crystal Hot Springs is a favorite place. Bring your swimsuit and be prepared to go down the water slides. They also have camping spots too.

Nicholls Castle Park | Kaysville, Utah

This park is just off Highway 89. It's a great park for kids of all ages. We love picnicking and walking along the Bair Nature path just below the park.

Dinosaur Park | Ogden, Utah

Along the Ogden River Walk is the Dinosaur Park! Inside is an awesome museum and outside is an even greater park. Walk among the dinosaur or slide down a prehistoric tree! Dig for dinosaurs and take a picnic.

Museum of Natural Curiosity | Lehi, Utah

This place is crazy cool. Rope Courses, wind tunnels, kidtopia, zip lines, beautiful flowers, mazes, you'll want to spend a whole day here with your kids for sure.

Ogden Nature Center | Ogden, Utah

Hikes, classes, raptor birds, bear den, this place has it all. Be sure to stop and walk through the bird house displays.

The Food Truck League | Salt Lake City, Utah

Food trucks are all a rage and we love em too! The Food Truck has Monday Round-Ups and now Friday Nights in Bountiful. Be sure to follow their social media to see what trucks are coming to the Round-Ups.

Pineview Reservoir | Huntsville, Utah

Utah is so awesome. 20 minutes from Ogden is a beautiful Reservoir with sandy beaches and amazing views in the valley. Be sure to check out this free beach we found!

High Adventure Park | Ogden, Utah

This park is not just for kids. It's totally a park for adults too. It's also along the Weber River.
We're super excited for summer fun and all the Utah has to offer! Get out there Utah!