Fall is in the air — and it’s not time to hibernate yet — so let’s get out and remind ourselves why we fell in love with Prescott Valley in the first place.
Enjoy the sunshine and visit one of our many parks. Each has its own personality and amenities from horseshoes at George Anderson Park to pickleball at Santa Fe Station Park to hiking trails, ruins and mining exhibits at Fain Park.
Over at Mountain Valley Park there are the ballfields, soccer fields, a multiuse walking path, dog park and the Yavapai Lakes. The lakes are a great place to fish, feed the ducks and see many other species of wildlife.
Friendly competition with the family can be done at In the Game Freedom Station’s mini-golf attraction in the Entertainment District. You may also want to try your hand at ax throwing and skee ball.
Take a hike along the 14-mile Iron King Trail. It is moderately difficult and starts at Santa Fe and Glassford Hill and goes through the Granite Dells. It connects with the Peavine Trail and ultimately ends at the Sundog Trail. The Glassford Hill Summit Trail is a bit more challenging at 4.5 miles, with an elevation gain of 944 feet. This trail can be accessed off Antelope Lane. Both trails are good for children and dogs.
Play ball at one of the many pickleball, tennis, basketball courts, golf courses or soccer and baseball fields. There is no charge to use the facilities, so you can play all you want.
Live the farm life at Mortimer Farms. Located at the junction of Highways 69 and 169, this is a working farm open to the public. Open daily, the farm has farm rides, special crop-picking areas, hayrides and many special events. During October each weekend is host to the annual Pumpkin Festival. Check for advance buying at mortimerfarmsaz.com/PumpkinFestival.
- Halloween fun: Oct. 29, Town of Prescott Valley’s Haunting of the Green; Oct. 31, Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Club annual Safe Trick or Treat the Findlay Toyota Center.
- Thanksgiving/Christmas fun: Nov. 22, annual Flying High Turkey Drive, hosted by the Chamber; Nov. 25, Valley of Lights opens at Fain Park. The complete schedule can be found on the Chamber’s website pvchamber.org.