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11 Must-Visit Attractions: Things to Do in Payson, UT

February 15, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Utah, Payson emerges as a beacon of adventure, culture and natural beauty. This charming town, with its rich history and vibrant community, offers a plethora of activities that cater to every interest and age group. As McArthur Homes unveils its latest community, Arrowhead Ranch, in Payson, the allure of this area becomes even more irresistible. Here’s a curated list of 11 must-visit attractions in Payson, UT, that promise to enrich your life and fill your days with unforgettable memories.

Mt Nebo Utah

Hiking the West Mountain

West Mountain, a seemingly modest peak beside Utah Lake, is a hiker’s paradise. With its highest point reaching 6,904 feet, it offers solitude and breathtaking views, unlike its northern counterpart, which buzzes with communication towers. Whether you’re seeking a serene escape or an urban-like hike, West Mountain caters to both.

The Historic Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center

Dive into Payson’s rich heritage at the Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center. Through artifacts and displays, the museum narrates the growth and development of this wonderful town. It’s not just a museum; it’s a gateway to understanding the pioneering spirit of Payson’s community.

Enjoy Family Time at the Payson Lakes

Just 12 miles from the heart of Payson, the Payson Lakes Campground offers a natural retreat. The lake is surrounded by aspen and fir trees, perfect for boating, fishing and swimming. It’s an ideal spot for family picnics, with hiking trails and open spaces for recreational activities nearby.

Lake with boat on it

Explore Payson’s Annual Scottish Festival

Immerse yourself in Payson’s Scottish Festival, a celebration of heritage and community spirit. The festival offers a rich tapestry of activities, from traditional music to athletic events, embodying the town’s cultural diversity and inclusive atmosphere.

Indulge at the Payson Salmon Supper

The Payson Salmon Supper is a tradition that tantalizes the taste buds and brings the community together. This annual event features deliciously grilled salmon, complemented by live entertainment, making it a feast for both the palate and the soul.

Get Lost in Literature at the Payson City Library

The Payson City Library is a treasure trove of knowledge, offering a wide range of resources on local and national topics. It’s a hub for education, discovery and community engagement, available to everyone with a library card.

Spring Lake Trout Farm

Fishing enthusiasts will find their haven at Spring Lake Trout Farm, where “No Limit-No License” fishing is the norm. It’s a year-round destination for those who enjoy the tranquility of fishing in a natural setting.

Maple Bench Campground

For those who love the great outdoors, Maple Bench Campground offers a picturesque setting in a canyon. The scenic drive to this campground is part of the experience, with activities like fishing and kayaking to enhance your stay.

Payson Community Theater

The Payson Community Theater is a testament to the town’s vibrant arts scene. Run by volunteers, it aims to increase appreciation for the fine arts, offering a variety of performances that entertain and inspire.

Gladstan Golf Course

Gladstan Golf Course is a hidden gem in Utah’s golfing landscape. Its challenging layout and stunning views offer an enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels. The pro shop is stocked with everything a golfer might need, making it a must-visit for enthusiasts.

Grotto Falls

Grotto Falls, accessible via the Nebo Loop Scenic Drive, is a picturesque destination perfect for a family outing. The easy trail and beautiful waterfall make it a peaceful escape into nature, especially during the vibrant fall season.

Living in McArthur Homes’ Arrowhead Ranch community in Payson, UT, means having these incredible attractions at your doorstep. The community’s focus on family-friendly living, quality construction and the beauty of its surroundings make it more than just a place to live—it’s a place to thrive. With such diverse activities and sights to explore, Payson offers a lifestyle filled with adventure, culture and natural splendor. Discover the joys of living in this vibrant Utah town and make lasting memories with every visit to these must-see attractions. Explore Arrowhead Ranch by McArthur Homes today, and see for yourself why Payson is not just a great place to visit, but a wonderful place to call home.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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