Monday, June 11, 2012

Welcome KSL 5 Noon News Viewers! "Places Off The Beaten Path"

Welcome KSL channel 5 noon news viewers! Here is where you can find all the information we talked about on the show today, and more! 

Fremont Indian State Park

Places To See Off The Beaten Path 
  • Gilgal Sculpture Garden – What once started out as a hobby in a backyard has blossomed into one of Utah’s best kept secrets. Kids love seeing all the amazing and unique sculptures, and trying to find all the items on our scavenger hunt list.
  • Nobletts Hike – Located outside of Woodland and Kamas is this beautiful and easy hike. Kids of all ages will enjoy this mostly shaded trail that leads up to a small stream coming out of the mountain.
  • Cove Fort – A great place for kids to learn how the pioneers lived. The tour guides can adjust your tour to however much time you have to spend there. We spent two hours, but they can shorten it to thirty minutes if needed! Their Cove Fort Days are coming up in August, and are completely free!
  • Jones’ Dairy – Everybody knows about Wheeler Farm, but many don’t know about Jones Dairy, now known as the Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center. Located in Taylorsville just off of Redwood Road, kids will learn all about farm life in the early pioneer days. Tours are free, but donations are always appreciated.
  • Fremont Indian State Park – Miles of historic trails can be found here. We stopped by here on our way home from a funeral in Richfield, and ended up staying until sundown. The visitors center will give you a map of all the trails in the area where you can see pictographs, Native American writings, and even go inside a teepee and underground dugout.
  • Ophir Ghost Town - Located in Tooele County just South of Tooele, this old mining town has a fun little visitors center where kids can wander into old houses, blacksmith shops, post office and more. 
  • Benson Grist Mill - A fun place to learn about the pioneers and how they lived. Free admission, and they have their Fun At The Mill days coming up in July!
  • Cascade Springs - A beautiful spot for walking and taking in nature. With paved trails and flowing mountain springs, this is a popular place for family photos. Located in the mountains above Midway and up American Fork Canyon, this scenic drive is one of the best in Utah. 
  • Ensign Peak Hike - This is a great hike for all ages. It can get a little bit steep in places, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time. From the top, you will learn the history of early Salt Lake City, and get a beatiful view of the Salt Lake valley, Great Salt Lake, and Antelope Island. 
  • Huntsville Monastery - A beautiful drive up Ogden Canyon to Huntsville will lead you to this historic monastery. It's a great way to see how the monks live, and purchase yummy homemade jam and other goodies. 
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