Take a Seat on the Living Room Hiking Trail

Sandstone slabs made into furniture

Sandstone Furniture on the Living Room Trail makes a comfortable seat to relax and enjoy the panoramic views of Salt Lake City.

 

The Living Room Hiking Trail offers a short, but challenging hike for beautiful views overlooking Salt Lake City.  The trail is approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip. The elevation at the start of the trailhead is 5,000 feet with an elevation gain of 967 feet.  Dogs are permitted on this trail.

 

How to get there

From Foothill Drive, turn right onto Wakara Way and then right on to Colorow Road.  The trailhead is on the east side of the street.  Parking is available on both sides of the street.

Trailhead coordinates: 40.759301, – 111.8211300

Living Room coordinates: 40.763196, – 111.811905

 

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The start of the trail offers some shade, but most of the trail does not.  Be prepared to bring a hat, protection from the sun and plenty of water.  I also recommend using hiking poles, not only because it is easier on your joints when you are walking; but they can also be used as a splint or crutches in an emergency.

 

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There are multiple hiking and biking trails that split off which can be confusing for some people who are looking for the Living Room Trail.  When you see the pipeline marker 174, you are heading towards George’s Hollow be sure to continue east (towards the mountain).  When you reach the wooden post (photo is taken facing west) you will see two paths.  Take the path on the right and continue heading east.

 

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The trail varies from dirt, gravel to rocky areas.

 

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The Living Room is a great spot to relax, eat a snack and take in the view of the city.

 

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At this point, most people make the return trip back.  However, if you would like a longer adventure there are many other trails to explore.

 

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You may want to consider beginning your hike an hour before sunset for a stunning view.  Be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight if you will be hiking down after sunset.  You may want to hike the trail during different seasons for a great display of wildflowers or fall colors.

 

 


Posted on August 13, 2018 at 2:50 am
John Hamilton | Posted in Outdoor Living, Places to visit, Salt Lake City |

The Maybird Gulch Trail – A Trail Less Travelled

Maybird Gulch Trail - A Trail Less Traveled

John Hamilton crossing the bridge leading to the Maybird Gulch Trail from the Red Pine Trail

 

White Pine, Red Pine Lake and the Maybird Gulch Trail each start at the same trailhead.  The Maybird Gulch Trail is the path that is least travelled, but offers solitude along with stunning scenery.  No fees or permits are required.  It is a watershed area and no dogs are permitted.  The hike is best during the summer and fall, as snow will be in the higher elevation into mid-June.

The trail is a dirt path with rocks and has an elevation gain of approximately 2,000 ft.  It is excellent hike for birding, photography, wildflowers, wildlife and to see fall colors.  Aspen and evergreen trees offers some shade, but be sure to bring plenty of water and wear clothing that will offer protection from the sun.  There are three small lakes, but no wading or swimming is permitted in the watershed lakes.

 

Maybird Gulch Trail - A Trail Less Traveled

Wildflowers on the Maybird Gulch Trail

 

How to get there

Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon for 5 ½ miles.  The turnoff is on the south side of the road right after the “White Pine Slide Area” sign.  There is a restroom at the beginning of the trailhead.  A quaint footbridge gets you across the Little Cottonwood Creek.  The trail gradually climbs to follow an old four wheel drive road, which is now closed to motorized vehicles.  The old road is now a wide trail and after about a half-hour from Cottonwood Creek the trail splits and takes a sharp left to the White Pine drainage. Take the right trail west toward the Red Pine drainage, as the trail climbs a bit south before crossing the wood bridge over the stream.

The trail then gradually climbs as it traverses west and you enter the Lone Peak Wilderness area, offering some marvelous vistas of the Salt Lake valley to the west. The trail then steepens and finally reaches the Maybird Gulch turnoff to the right where the trail converges with the Red Pine stream, and you there’s a small bridge to the right which takes you to the Maybird Gulch trail. If you happen to miss the bridge and get to the mine tailings just above the junction, just head back a few minutes and you’ll find the bridge.

You will enjoy the solitude of the Maybird Gulch trail, it’s easy to follow as it winds its way to the west and south into the Maybird Gulch drainage. You will start to hear the birds and notice the abundance of wildflowers. When you get to the lakes, you will have stunning views of the Pfeifferhorn, which is the fifth highest peak in the Wasatch Range at 11,325 feet.

 

Maybird Gulch Trail - A Trail Less Traveled

 

Maybird Gulch Trail - A Trail Less Traveled

 


Posted on July 16, 2018 at 9:42 am
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The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

John Hamilton riding on the Union Pacific Rail Trail

 

The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail offers 27.7 miles of recreational fun for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and cross-country skiing. The majority of the trail is gravel.  There is a 3 mile section in Park City, and a half mile section in Wanship that is paved asphalt.

Over 100 years ago, the Echo-Park City Railway transported coal and silver ore.  In 1989, the Union Pacific abandoned the railroad line.  The railroad line was transformed into the first non-motorized rail trail in Utah.  The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park  was opened to the public in 1992.

The trail begins at an approximate elevation of 6,900 feet in Park City and gradually descends to 5,280 feet.  If you are biking, be sure to bring an extra tube and a tire repair kit with you. Having a fully charged cell phone is not just for photos but also is important in case of emergencies.  Be sure to use sunscreen and wear clothing to protect you from the sun, and bring plenty of water with you.  There are several vault toilets along the trail.

 

The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

The majority of the trail is gravel.

 

Portions of the trail are adjacent to private property and you will encounter gates to open and shut to keep animals contained.  Be sure to remain on the trail and be respectful of their property.

The landscape transitions from volcanic canyon to wetlands and farms. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes, fox, bald eagles, moose, deer, rabbits, and beavers.  You may want to bring binoculars with you.

 

The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

 

Echo Reservoir has recreational boating and fishing and is the perfect place to rest for a picnic and swim before making your return trip back to Park City.  If making the roundtrip loop is more than you would like to do, an alternative would be to have someone drop off the trail users and to meet them at Echo Reservoir.    See the map for entry points to the trail for additional options.

 

The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

Echo Reservoir is a great place for a picnic and swim at the end of the trail.

 


Posted on July 6, 2018 at 6:03 am
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Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Holding a garage sale before placing your home on the market is a great way to declutter.  Whether moving long distance, downsizing, or even upsizing, it is a great time to re-evaluate both what you want to bring with you to your new home, and what items is it time to let go of.  Whether you are moving, or not, a garage sale is an excellent way to earn some money from what you no longer need nor want.

Timing 

If you have flexibility in scheduling when to hold a garage sale, the most popular seasons for garage sales are Spring and Summer. Since many people are paid on the 1st and 15th of the month, it is also beneficial if you can schedule your garage sale as close to those dates as possible.  Saturday mornings is the most popular time, but Friday afternoons can also be a good time for catching buyers who prefer getting an early start to shopping for deals.

Grouping Garage Sales

Bargain hunters prefer larger garage sales than stopping for a small one, especially if it is held in an out of the way location.  Consider asking neighbors, friends or family to combine garage sales to make it more attractive to buyers.

Pricing

Most items sold at garage sales are priced at 10-20% of the retail price, based on condition.  If you are struggling to come up with a price, check similar items at a thrift store and price your item lower.  Use individual price stickers for each item, rather than have a sign for pricing multiple items.  It may be difficult later to determine where the item was picked up, or if it had been set down in a different area by another customer.  If you are combing items for a group garage sale, be sure to put the initials on the price tag to track the sales for each individual.  Keep a pad nearby, to document the sales for each seller.

If you are selling large items, such as furniture or appliances, and a person wants you to hold the item for them while they retrieve more money, or to get a vehicle to transport it, be sure to request a non-refundable deposit of $20.  Place a sold sign on the item, and remove it to an out of the way location to prevent reselling the item to a new buyer.

If a buyer offers a lower price than what you are willing to accept for an item, you may want to take their name and contact information to call back, if the item does not sell after the garage sale is over, and you are willing to accept their price.

Advertising

Take advantage of free ads on Craigslist, local on-line sites and on social media sites.  Be sure to mention big ticket items, or general categories, such as dressers, sporting goods, tools, or baby items.  Be sure to check with your local ordinances about posting signs, so that they are in compliance of local laws and regulations. .  Make the signs easy to read, with large, dark letters and as few words as necessary, in order to provide essential information, such as date, time and location.

Be sure to move your cars away from your home to provide space for shoppers to park.  You may want to park your car where it can be used to provide notice for your garage sale with a sign on the front and/or back windows.

Presentation

Keep in mind that many people will look as they are driving by.  Be sure to display the items to draw people in.  Take the time to organize similar items together.  If selling clothes, hang them up for a better display.  If you do not have a portable clothes rack, you could improvise by using other items that may be used to hang items, for example, a chin-up bar, a pole hung between two ladders, etc.    Tables and bookcases are great for showcasing items, but if necessary, even upside down boxes can be used as a table top.  If there is not enough table space, spread clean sheets or blankets to display items on the ground.

If you are selling an item in the original box, consider removing the contents to assure the buyer of the condition it is in.  Many people will not take the time to open the box to examine the contents.  If you are selling electrical items, have an extension cord available for buyers to test the item before buying.

Money 

It may be helpful to increase sales you have the ability to use a square credit card reader on your cell phone or tablet; if not, stick with cash only sales.  Be sure to start with plenty of change, with lots of quarters. One, five and ten dollar bills are essential to have on hand, as many buyers will not have the exact change.  Always have someone monitoring the cash box, or consider keeping the money in a fanny pack around your waist.  If you are accumulating large sums of money as the day goes on, be sure to periodically remove the larger bills from your money box and store inside your house.

Supplies

Be sure to have plenty of newspaper (for wrapping fragile items), plastic bags and cardboard boxes for buyers to carry their purchases.  Other helpful supplies to have on hand include, note pads, pens, markers, masking tape and a measuring tape.

Music

Having music playing in the background can make the time go faster, and helps create an inviting environment.  Try to select music with a wide appeal.


Posted on June 25, 2018 at 8:54 am
John Hamilton | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Where to go for 4th of July Celebrations

Where to go for 4th of July Celebrations

From flag raisings, breakfasts, races, parades, games, entertainment and fireworks there are plenty of activities to celebrate from dawn through dark on the 4th of July in and around Salt Lake County.  Here are some of them.  If you know of any others, please add them in the comment section.

Jordan Park – 1060 South 900 West, Salt Lake City.  Fireworks beginning at 10:00 pm at the North end of the park.

Magna Copper Park – 8950 W 2600 S, Magna, UT, Flag Ceremony at 7:00 am, Lions Club Breakfast from 7:00 am–11:00 am.  5K Fun Run at 7:30 am.  Watch the parade at noon on Main Street and return to Magna Copper Park for games and inflatables from 2:30 to 10:00 pm.  Music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and fireworks beginning at 10:00 pm.

Where to go for 4th of July Celebrations

Riverton – 12830 South 1700 West, Riverton, Utah.  July 4, Bike and running races, 10K, 5K, 1-Mile, and the Tour De Riverton bike race.  Chuck Wagon Breakfast from 7 am to 10 am.  Games, food and activities at the Riverton City Park throughout the day.  Fireworks begin at 10:00 pm.

Sandy City Hall – 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy.  Flag Raising and National Anthem at 6:50 am followed by a 5K.  Games, inflatables, crafts, food, and entertainment from 10 am to 10 pm. Fireworks Sky Concert at 10:00 pm.

Where to go for 4th of July Celebrations

South Salt Lake Freedom Festival –Wednesday, July 4, the day kicks off with the 5K/Fun Run at 8 am.  At 9:30 am the Parade will make its way to Fitts Park, 3050 South 500 East, South Salt Lake; where the Freedom Festival will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, Wednesday, July 4 from 4:00 pm to Midnight at 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah.  Music, games, prizes, concessions and vendors.  Fireworks start at 10:00 pm.

Where to go for 4th of July Celebrations

West Jordan – 8000 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.  Watch the Grand Parade as it makes its way from City Hall to 7000 South from 10:30 am to noon.   Carnival and park activities including entertainment stage at the Veterans Memorial Park at 8030 S 1825 W from noon to 11:00 pm. Fireworks start at 10:15 pm.

Where to go for 4th of July Celebrations

The noise from fireworks can be frightening to pets

If you have pets – it is best to plan to leave your pet at home.  Fireworks can be very frightening to animals and cause them to run away.  Be sure that their micro chip has been updated with current contact information in the event they do become lost.  Be sure to check your yard and other areas where they walk or play for leftover fireworks debris, which can be dangerous if your pet plays or tries to eat it.


Posted on June 20, 2018 at 10:33 am
John Hamilton | Posted in Holidays, Places to visit, Salt Lake City | Tagged , , , , ,

How to Have Fun in Salt Lake City without Busting your Budget

How to Have Fun in Salt Lake City without Busting your Budget

Whether the Wasatch Front is where you live or if you are planning a visit, there are plenty of activities going on in and around Salt Lake City that are fun and free or low cost to participate in.

This is the Place Heritage Park  2601 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.  Hours are from 10 am to 5 pm.  There are over 50 historic homes and buildings to visit.   On Huntsman Day, (scheduled on June 15th this year) admission is free for everyone thanks to a grant from the Huntsman family.  What could be better than free admission?  How about a free ice cream cone?

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Do you appreciate viewing Art?  Would you enjoy speaking with the artists?  The Gallery Stroll is scheduled on the 3rd Friday of every month; except for in December, when it is held on the 1st Friday of the month.  Here is the list for June’s Gallery Stroll.  It is a free event.

Cool Air Concert Series Plaza Deck, Snowbird Center 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr.  Snowbird, Utah 84092.  Bring your lawn chairs and coolers for a free concert every Saturday beginning June 16 through August 11 and enjoy a free concert with local and national bands.

Mondays in the Park in front of the Chase Home Museum in Liberty Park 600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105.  Listen to folk and ethnic music and dance on selected Monday evenings during July and August.  Pack a picnic, blankets or lawnchairs to enjoy the free performances.

How to Have Fun in Salt Lake City without Busting your Budget

Red Butte Garden  300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 has six scheduled days  for free admission every year.  Take a relaxing walk among the beautiful botanical garden.

How to Have Fun in Salt Lake City without Busting your Budget

International Peace Gardens 1060 S 900 W (Inside Jordan Park).  The cultural diversity of 28 nations represented through native plantings and garden architecture.  Open year round, free.

Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108  has four scheduled days every year for free admission.

Hogle Zoo  2600 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.   Military Appreciation Day is on July 4, 2018 free admission for service men and women, their spouses and their children under age 18.

How to Have Fun in Salt Lake City without Busting your Budget

Wheeler Historic Farm 6351 South 900 East, Murray, UT.  Visit this 19th century working farm for free, year round.  Walk through the 40 acres of woods.  There are fees for wagon rides, milking the cows and special events.

See free screening of dramatic, documentary, and independent films at venues including the Salt Lake City Library, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and other locations throughout the state.  See the Utah Film Center’s schedule for upcoming films.

Children can get a ZAP summer passport at the Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County or Murray city libraries for free and discounted destinations to enjoy throughout the summer.


Posted on June 14, 2018 at 5:39 pm
John Hamilton | Posted in Places to visit, Salt Lake City | Tagged , , ,

The Jordan River Parkway – a network of trails

The Jordan River Parkway - a network of trails

The Jordan River Parkway is an urban park with a network of non-motorized trails that runs along the Jordan River.  The Jordan River flows north from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake wetlands, through Utah, Salt Lake and Davis counties.  The concept for the Jordan River Parkway was developed in the 1970’s to address flood-control, but also included opportunities for recreational use.

The Jordan River Parkway - a network of trails

Bicyclists, walkers and runners enjoy the trail.

The mixed-use trail is used by bicyclists, runners, skaters and walkers.  There is also a separate equestrian trail.  Dogs are permitted on-leash.  Picnic areas as well as playgrounds can be found at various points along the trail.  With the beautiful backdrop, it is not unusual to come across artists sketching or painting the scenery.  Whether you prefer early morning, day time, or evening use, it is a perfect way to relax in nature without leaving the city.  There is no charge for day use or parking.

The Jordan River Parkway - a network of trails

Fishing at the Jordan River Parkway

For some people, the Jordan River Parkway is a perfect place to relax and catch dinner.  If you are fishing  in the Jordan River, be sure to follow the general statewide regulations.

The Jordan River Parkway - a network of trails

Hundreds of species of plants and animals can be found along the Jordan River Parkway’s ecosystem.  It is the perfect place for birding.  These are some of the birds that can be commonly found at the Jordan River Parkway.  In addition, you may see a variety of reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

The Jordan River Parkway - a network of trails

The Jordan River Parkway - a network of trails

The Jordan River Parkway Trail Bridge

In November, 2017 a 120-foot arch bridge over rail yards was completed to enable existing trails to be connected, providing more than 100 miles of continuous off-street paved trail for bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.  It doesn’t matter at what point you enter the trail, or the path that you take, you are sure to find a fun time.


Posted on June 11, 2018 at 7:33 am
John Hamilton | Posted in Outdoor Living, Places to visit, Salt Lake City | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Travel Back In Time at the Provo Pioneer Village

Travel Back In Time at Provo Pioneer Village

Travel Back In Time at Provo Pioneer Village

 

As you walk through the gate at the Provo Pioneer Village, you will be greeted by friendly docents wearing period costumes, who will take you on a tour traveling back in time to how the early pioneer settlers lived, worked and played.  The village includes artifacts and original structures built by these pioneers dating back to 1849. The homes were tiny when compared to modern standards, but were filled with essentials to survive harsh conditions using their skills and grit.

One room school house at Provo Pioneer Village

One room school house

Other structures to tour include a one room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, wood shop, ox shoeing stock, granary, corn crib and more.  While visiting the General Store, you can purchase pioneer souvenirs or a treat to eat.

Provo Pioneer Village

Although some of the exhibits are roped off to preserve fragile artifacts, there are several hands on experiences for the children.  Be sure to pick up the scavenger hunt sheet as you begin the tour to ensure that you understand what each item is and how it was used.  A trunk full of clothes is available for children to dress up for selfies, and they can experience the games pioneer children played, including the climbing bear, ring toss, and hoop and stick game.  They can also test their balance using short stilts.

This Saturday, June 9th from 10 am to 2 pm, the Provo Pioneer Village will have a Craft Fair with demonstrations by Carpenters, Wheelwrights, Blacksmiths, Spinners, Weavers, Musicians, Rope makers and others.  For information on additional scheduled demonstrations and activities, check their calendar of events.

There is no charge for admission, but donations are greatly appreciated.  Although there are posted Hours , it may be possible to schedule a visit for special occasions or large groups at a time outside of their posted schedule.  The Provo Pioneer Village is 600 North 500 West in Provo, Utah.


Posted on June 4, 2018 at 5:29 pm
John Hamilton | Posted in Places to visit, Uncategorized |

Baby Shower Benefit for Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Baby Shower Benefit for Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah

Arya, Barn Owl Ambassador for Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (WRCNU) is holding their 8th annual baby shower hoping to get much needed supplies for the animals they rescue each year.  When the center receives a new animal, there is a need for an abundance of food, as well as cleaning and medical supplies.  The WRCNU opened in 2009, and have treated over 18,570 sick, injured or abandoned animal patients.

The WRCNU is opening their doors on April 27, 28 and 29th to the public. It is located at 1490 Park Boulevard Ogden, Utah. The baby shower is a child friendly event with crafts, bird presentations, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the bird ambassadors. Silent Auction Gift Baskets fill up a room and a hallway, with gifts for a wide range of interests. There is no charge for the event, but participants are encouraged to bring gifts. Check here to see a list of requested donations, as well as additional ways to support the WRCNU including AmazonSmile and Smiths Rewards card.

Not all young animals need to be rescued.  To help you to determine how to respond appropriately when you find a bird, they have created a flowchart.  Call the WRCNU (801-814-7888) or your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator, if you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, to determine if the animal needs help.

Approximately 2/3rds of the animals are able to be successfully reintroduced back into the wild.  The animals that are not able to survive in the wild are found homes at aviaries, zoos, nature centers, or other licensed organizations.

 

George S Eccles Dinosaur Park

While you are in the area, you may want to visit the Dinosaur Park and Stewart Paleontology Museum next door.  The Stewart Paleontology Museum features dinosaur skeletons. The park includes 8 acres of outdoor trails with 100 dinosaur sculptures and a playground area.  Outside food is permitted (no glass containers allowed) with picnic areas available.  Pets are not permitted.  Admission is $7 for adults (18+), $6 for seniors (62+), $6 for students (13-17), $5 for children (2-12), and free for children/babies under 2 years old.

The Birdsong Trail

As you are exiting Park Boulevard onto Valley Drive, you may opt to park at the parking lot on the South Side of Rainbow Gardens to hike the Birdsong Trail.  This trail passes by springs and a pond, and offers shade along the trail.  Dogs are permitted on a leash. Expect to share the trail with mountain bikers.  It is a 2.4 mile loop trail.

John Hamilton, Associate Broker of Windermere Real Estate, has nearly five decades of experience working with Buyers, Sellers, and other real estate professionals, and has sold more than 1,400 Utah properties.  He has the experience to provide you an edge in negotiating your real estate transaction. 


Posted on April 28, 2018 at 9:20 am
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It’s Thyme for Tulips

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Friday, April 13 marks the official start of the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point for 2018.  The Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point is approximately a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City to Lehi.  The 280,000 tulip bulbs imported from Holland were planted in the fall and are now blooming.  It is a treat for your senses as you stroll among 15 themed gardens on a 2 mile brick pathway that meanders through 55 meticulously kept acres.  The flat brick pathway is easy to walk, but there are options for renting a golf cart or Segway.

Alt=Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point

One of the first things you will notice is the aroma of the rich soil and subtle scents of the diversity of flowers, shrubs and other plant life. The vibrant colors, shapes and textures of the gardens are a feast for your eyes. As you walk through the gardens, you will hear the harmonious sounds of rippling streams with accents of songs from birds, and ending with the thunderous crescendo of 40,000 gallons per minute pumping through the man-made waterfall.

It can get crowded during special events at Ashton Gardens, but it is open year round and is worth seeing throughout the year for seasonal changes.  One of the benefits of having an annual membership is being able to enter the gardens an hour before it is officially open to the public.  They are closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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A couple of my favorite places at the gardens are the pier where you can feed the Koi fish, and the Secret Garden.  There is no need to feel rushed. There are plenty of places to sit to enjoy the serenity, meditate, or read a book.

Alt=Secret Garden at the Ashton Gardens in Thanksgiving Point

 

Alt=umbrella art, meandering stream, field of flowers, Origami swans among white flowers

Thanksgiving Point also has additional venues including Museum of Natural Curiosity, Museum of Ancient Life and Farm Country.  If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can purchase an Explorer Pass will grant you admission to all four venues.

John Hamilton, Associate Broker of Windermere Real Estate, has nearly five decades of experience working with Buyers, Sellers, and other real estate professionals, and has sold more than 1,400 Utah properties.  He has the experience to provide you an edge in negotiating your real estate transaction.

 


Posted on April 13, 2018 at 10:09 pm
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