7 Must-Do Activities in Utah This Spring

As brilliantly-colored blooms and widespread greenery replace the last of the winter snow in the Wasatch, the change in Utah’s wild landscape signals spring’s arrival—and the return of our some of our favorite outdoor activities at Summit Creek. Whether hiking our wildflower-lined backyard trails, catching an outdoor concert or dining on the patio, the best of all that the spring season has to offer is just moments from your mountain home.

Hike Miles of Mountain Trails

Just beyond your doorstep at Summit Creek, miles of trails await in your backyard. The season of all things rebirth and renewal, spring in Utah is brimming with new plant growth and wildlife to revel in. Cross paths with elk, deer, wild turkeys and bald eagles as you wander the natural splendor within our community, or even venture to Mount Timpanogos, Y Mountain or Cascade Springs trail in American Fork Canyon for unmatched vistas.

Hang Up Your “Gone Fishing” Sign 

Wake up with the spring sun for a tranquil morning of fly-fishing solo or alongside family and friends for an afternoon spent mastering how to cast and drift on the Provo River’s glimmering waters. One of the most cherished, simple pastimes of mountain living, fly-fishing is the ideal activity to take in the blooming, green scenery that springtime affords.

Tour Blooms and Butterflies at Thanksgiving Point

Set sights on spring’s most vibrant colors—from blooming flower gardens to butterfly exhibits—and make a visit to Thanksgiving Point, just under an hour drive from Summit Creek. Here, find family-friendly events and exhibits centered around exploring nature, including tours of Ashton Garden’s 55-acre stately flower beds, The Butterfly Biosphere’s exhibit featuring thousand butterflies from around the globe and The Museum of Ancient Life’s display of mounted dinosaurs and hands-on exhibits.

Wander the Downtown Provo Art Stroll

Recurring on the first Friday of every month, the Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll offers an exciting evening of touring Provo’s vibrant art scene. Walk from gallery to gallery—each open until 9:00 for the event—and explore the incredible works from a wide variety of artists in the area. Here, just a 25-minute drive from your Summit Creek home, the event’s live music, refreshments and warm weather perfect your Friday outing.

Bike Utah Backcountry

Whether opting to tackle advanced tracks or heading out for a leisurely, family-friendly ride, Summit Creek residents look forward to touring the blooming outdoor landscape via bikes throughout the season. Whether it be Three Forks Loop in Spanish Fork, Slate Canyon Loop Trail, Rock Canyon Trail, Big Springs Hollow Trail in Provo or right in your backyard at Summit Creek, there is nothing quite as sweet as coasting through Utah’s spring colors—and pausing every now and again to lap up the view.

Start Spring Off on the Right Foot with a Half-Marathon

On May 4, The Provo City Half Marathon will take place beginning at South Fork Park in Provo Canyon. The Original Downtown Provo race, this half-marathon welcomes all levels, whether a novice or seasoned marathon runner. And, if you’d rather do the cheering than the racing, this event provides family-friendly entertainment and activities for spectators.

Dine, Al Fresco

As we enter carefree, layer-free weather, taking our evening outdoors to dine al fresco is high on our list of life’s greatest pleasures. Soak up the soft glow of spring’s lingering daylight at your mountain home by gathering loved ones for a daylit dinner party, or take advantage of the boundless dining options that Utah County has to offer within a 12 mile radius of Summit Creek.

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