Always in season. This is the true and engaging motto of the small town of Heber located at the top of the Mogollon Rim in Navajo County, Arizona. This vegetation town has gradually become a retirement and tourism hub and offers great vacation activities in a relaxing setting.
Head to the Apache Sitgreaves Observatory and Planetarium .which offers an amazing four-hour stargazing experience with a 36-inch computerized telescope and a live guide who explains the constellation that you are viewing.
Visit and shop at the Windy Hills Lavender Boutique while breathing in the sweet scent of Lavender. The boutique displays different products made from lavender and the knowledgeable staff enlightens you about the mystical, purple plant. Try the edible lavender salad while enjoying the beautiful view on their lovely Patio.
Experience history like never before at the Rock House Museum located in the heart of Heber. Entering the museum is like a time travel experience taking you back to the1940s, 50s and 60s.
Discover the great outdoors through camping, fishing, picnics and hiking by visiting the Black Canyon Lake which is located at the Apache-Sitreaves National Forest. You can also visit the Willow Springs lake and take a dip in its cooling waters if you’re looking to escape the summer heat.
For more things to do in nature, visit the Tall Timber County Park. The park offers camping sites, hiking and biking grounds and it’s a home for most of the events held in Heber. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for fun-for-all, visit Spencers Rocken Horses where you can find joyrides, go-cart rides, horseback riding lessons for all ages and cowboy games. Don’t forget to don your cowboy hat.
Some of the best places to check out in Heber include options such as Buckskin Lodge, Best Western Sawmill Inn, Mogollon Resort Cabins, Big Pine Resort and the Bison Ranch.
To fully experience the beauty and nature of Heber, visit in the summer months of June, July and August.
If you are in Heber in September you should check out the annual Oktoberfest. The festival features over 50 arts and crafts vendors, hay rides, anvil shoots, beer gardens, kids inflatables and a classic car show.