Outdoor Adventures to Thrill the Whole Family

by Blake Herzog Summer is cooling down and soon will be leading into autumn, when the slight chill and changing colors will make it another fantastic season for the family to adventure through Greater Prescott! There’s no better way to absorb some sunshine, inhale fresh mountain air and bring everyone a little bit closer. Remember … Read More…

Partners in Nature, Education: Acker Park Features New Story Walk

by Madison Link, GEM Environmental, and Kelly Tolbert, City of Prescott Recreation Services In honor of Women’s History Month 2021, GEM Environmental created and installed a story walk along Tom’s Trail in Acker Park to recognize the amazing achievements of five female minority STEM professionals. The stories spotlight Mary G. Ross, Maryam Mirzakhani, Mamie Phipps … Read More…

Watersports: a Whale of a Good Time

by Blake Herzog Especially for a community that doesn’t sit on the coast or a Havasu-sized lake, Greater Prescott residents and visitors love to be on the water. Since most of the area’s recreational lakes allow only nonmotorized crafts, although in some cases they permit motorized boats, it’s a playground for those who want to … Read More…

Prescott Offers Variety of Ways to Explore Outdoors

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Coordinator, City of Prescott Prescott’s mild climate and mostly sunny days allow for plenty of opportunities to explore the natural environment. Approximately 105 miles of multiuse trails, along with over 450 miles of Prescott National Forest trails, are offered in Prescott and surrounding communities — perfect for mountain bikers, rock climbers, … Read More…

Outside is Good for Your Insides 

by Blake Herzog It’s getting warmer outside, so if you haven’t been already it’s time to think about how to start routing your life into the out-of-doors by any means possible. You’ll get healthier and happier as you enjoy the beauty of our mountain setting.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Americans spend an average … Read More…

Prescott Promises Invigorating Climbs

by Blake Herzog It’s been said that Arizona has more exposed rock than any other state, and few places in the state have so many vertical faces ideal for rock climbing within easy access to each other as Greater Prescott. It’s a temptation drawing more and more climbers as their numbers grow past 10 million … Read More…

Perkinsville Road Offers Adventure, Beauty

Outdoor adventure reigns in Chino Valley! by Maggie Tidaback, Economic Development Project Manager, Town of Chino Valley Perkinsville Road is a local favorite, and with our tourism campaign launching soon it will be popular with many Arizonans. This road is named after the Perkins family, who owns the ranch land that the wildly scenic road … Read More…

Honeybee’s Adventure Time Gets Kids Buzzing

by Blake Herzog If you’ve been hanging around the lush forests, limpid lakes or rocky slopes of Greater Prescott over the last few months, you may have crossed paths with a 21st century Pied Piper, semi-leading a line of boys and girls as they climb trees, slide down hills and meet the local waterfowl.  It’s … Read More…