Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring and Fall Events

PIM hosts larger events during the year for the whole group, usually in the Spring and Fall.  Events in the past include family days at the Bees baseball games, open houses, Jump Around Utah pizza night, and Lagoon Amusement Park.  Cost of these events is covered or subsidized for members.

Favorite Area Attractions

Visit www.slcgov.com (the official website for Salt Lake City) and www.gocitykids.com to find out all the things happening for children.

Local Attractions

  • Silver Lake at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Park City
  • Millcreek Canyon
  • Antelope Island
  • This is the Place Heritage Park
  • Red Butte Garden
  • Olympic Park Museum (Park City)
  • City Parks 
  • Recreation Centers: Salt Lake County operates 12 recreation centers, 17 aquatic centers, and 3 ice centers. The recreation centers all have unbelievable amounts of sports programs and activities for children.
  • Scenic Drives:
    • Skyline Drive in the Avenues
    • All Wasatch canyons: Big and Little Cottonwood, Millcreek, Provo, etc.
    • Mount Timpanogos highway to Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort

State Attractions (Check out all the National Parks in Utah)

  • Moab
  • Dead Horse Point
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Lake Powell
  • Mirror Lake in the Uintas
  • Arches National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Green River/Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Camping

  • Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Dead Horse Point State Park, near Moab and Canyonlands (great sunsets)
  • Devil’s Garden, Arches National Park
  • Goblin Valley State Park, near Green River (great rock formations)
  • Jordanelle Reservoir (great fishing and very nice campgrounds)
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park (near Bryce Canyon)
  • Payson Lakes (not too far away, takes reservations, swimming available)
  • San Rafael Reef (secluded, bring your own water)
  • Snow Canyon, St. George
  • Southern Utah National Park Campgrounds: Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks, Capitol Reef
  • Spruces Campground in Big Cottonwood
  • Canyon Tanners Flat in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Uinta Mountains: dozens of campgrounds east of Kamas in a rugged wilderness area

Hiking (Great hiking books: Hiking the Wasatch by John Veranth, Best Hikes with Children in Utah by Maureen Keilty, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City by Greg Witt)

  • Foothills above Salt Lake City & the ancient Lake Bonneville Shoreline Trail (as easy or as strenuous as you wish with great views of the city and the valley)
  • City Creek Canyon, The Living Room
  • Trails in all the Wasatch Canyons: Big and Little Cottonwoods; Millcreek; Neffs; Provo; Red Butte; American Fork; etc. (for all levels of abilities)
  • Good hikes with kids:
    • Little Cottonwood Canyon:  White Pine Trail; Cecret Lake trails
    • Big Cottonwood Canyon:  Snowbird Barrierfree Trail, Lake Mary, Silver Lake, Donut Falls, Willow Lake

Outings and Sightseeing

  • Hogle Zoo
  • Lagoon Amusement Park
  • Timpanogos Cave
  • Alpine Slide at Olympic Park
  • Heber Valley Historic Railroad
  • Bingham Copper Mine
  • Dinosaur Park (Ogden)
  • Mountview Park Splash Pad
  • Gardner Historic Village
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Tracy Aviary
  • Downtown Farmers Market
  • Park Silly Sunday Markeet
  • Antelope Island
  • Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
  • Thanksgiving Point
  • Wheeler Farm
  • Natural History Museum
  • Temple Square
  • LDS Church History and Art Museum
  • Parley’s Canyon Nature Trail
  • Fifth Hotsprings hike
  • SLC ComicCon
  • Sundance Film Festival

Unique Holiday and Seasonal Events

  • Festival of Trees
  • Temple Square at Christmas
  • Sleigh rides and dinner at ski resorts
  • Cornbelly’s for Halloween
  • Witchfest at Gardner Villiage
  • Antelope Island Bison Roundup (Fall)
  • Pumpkin Days at Wheeler Farm
  • Spring Mountain Goat Viewing
  • Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point

Ladies Night In

Join us for a monthly dinner hosted by one of our members!  This is a great evening to relax, socialize, and experience the hospitality of our fellow PIM members.  Babysitting is arranged and subsidized and PIM.

Ski Day

One of our most popular events of the year!  PIM will subsidize a full-day ski ticket for you and your significant other to one of the world-class area ski resorts.  Babysitting is also subsidized by PIM.  Meet up for lunch with other PIM members and enjoy a beautiful day on the mountain with friends!

New Moms Group

Many of our members have new babies during their years in Utah.  This group is geared toward moms (and dads!) with younger kids.  Stroller walks, library story times, coffee dates, and park time are all activities we have done with New Moms Group!