8 of Utah County’s best beaches

The Beehive State is hundreds of miles from the ocean, but it’s still possible to have fun at the beach without making the 600-plus mile trip to the west coast. Utah County has a handful of sandy “beaches” next to local ponds, lakes and reservoirs, where you can have a great time sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, […]

Weekend Best Bets: 5 events to end June on a high note

Summer is finally here and there is no turning back. We’ve tackled spring’s rain (and snow) showers, but now we are ready for nothing but fun in the sun. Utah Valley pulls out all the stops to create a fun summer full of events — whether its a musical performance, sporting event or a random affair — […]

7 best spots for fall family photos in Utah Valley

Fall is arguably the most beautiful time of the year in Utah Valley. Multi-colored leaves in vivid shades of red, orange, yellow and green make a stunning backdrop for family pictures. Try these Utah County spots, hand-picked by local photographers, for guaranteed-to-be-gorgeous family photos. 1. Spanish Fork River Trail Fall colors last longer at the […]

Utah-Tube: Do you #LoveWhereYouLive in Utah?

Do you love where you live in Utah? That’s what one Provo resident is asking with his 1-minute video of the American Fork Canyon. “As I continue to travel I’m amazed by how many people are surprised when I tell them that I absolutely LOVE living in Utah,” Parker Cross wrote on his Facebook page. […]

Group still focused on fighting to preserve American Fork Canyon

Even with the signing of the Mountain Accord on Monday (minus language about a land swap in American Fork Canyon) a group dedicated to protecting American Fork Canyon will keep doing what it’s been doing — trying to keep the canyon open to everyone while preserving it from development. Willie Holdman, co-founder of Protect and […]

The Knead to Give: French toast served up at finish line of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

The half marathoners take their marks at 6 a.m. for their race down American Fork Canyon. Before that, they’re stretching and hydrating. Before that, they’re being bussed to the starting line. Before that, they’re driving to the bus stop, mentally reviewing their race plan. Before that, they’re fastening their watches and lacing up their shoes. […]

8 exact locations of movies filmed in Utah Valley

With its diverse geography, range of rural and urban settings, and proximity to Hollywood, Utah has long been a favorite filming location. Although Southern Utah and Salt Lake City get the most screen time, Utah Valley has seen its fair share of productions. From big-budget classics to small independents, here are 10 movies set everywhere from Boulder […]

AF Canyon Half Marathon raises money to fight cancer

The American Fork Canyon Half Marathon and 5K will bring runners across Utah together on June 21 to run for a worthy and familiar cause: raising money for those diagnosed with cancer. Many who run are survivors of cancer. Others are family members and friends of those still in the fight. And others run in memoriam […]

Adventures in a Utah Winter Wonderland

Now that the snow seems here to stay, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the wealth of winter outdoor opportunities Utah Valley has to offer. Whether your ideal snow day would be spent flying down a ski slope or tromping through the woods on snowshoes, there are activities for all levels just a short […]