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, […]

3 tips for family fishing

Dave Ballou and Clif Gallagher both recognize that their passion for fishing has, at times, skewed their perspective on the sport. In fact, Clif knows through experience that his son resented fishing for years based on the stress he felt fishing with his dad. (Don’t worry — his son loves fishing again.) That’s why these […]

Lured In: A case for fly-fishing and bass fishing

Gone fishin’. Every year, nearly half a million anglers in Utah put that proverbial sign out for a total of 6 million days and head to the state’s lake, rivers and creeks to hook a little bit of heaven, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In total, fishing in Utah is a $450 […]

The Last Frontier: Alaska combines Utah Valley ties with top-notch adventure

Utah County has world-class trout fishing, a lake full of species and reservoirs nearby that take any bait. But for some, the grandeur of the Alaskan wilderness — and the vastness of the catch — makes a trip north a bucket-list item. “Alaska is an amazing place,” says Neal Dastrup, who lives in Provo Canyon. […]

Call of the Wild: Great Outdoors Expo brings the outdoors indoors

[pullquote] If You Go When: Friday, Feb. 27: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Utah Valley Convention Center Cost: $10 for a single day and $14 for multi-day (Kids 11 and under are free.) Site: thebigoutdoors.com [/pullquote] Tony Abbott has traveled the world […]

Don’t jump in the lake: 10 ways to enjoy Utah Lake without a boat

Labor Day has past, and with it goes days spent sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing on Utah Lake. But you can still enjoy the state’s largest freshwater lake without a boat. Try one of these activities to be at the lake without actually getting in it: 1. Get on your bike There are tons of […]