For a wonderful summer resort area visit Pinetop Lakeside, Arizona. Pinetop is a new resort town that needed rebuilding after a large forest fire destroyed much of the town. Pinetop is located in the heart of Arizona and it is surrounded by extensive forest areas, recreational amenities, and lakes. There are tons of ways to kick back and have fun, from biking to fishing, golfing, hiking and swimming. Pinetop is also a very popular place to visit during winter because the area offers great winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
Pinetop is a great place to visit if you truly enjoy spending time outside and exploring the wilderness. Pinetop is a popular destination all year round because each season brings something different.
Multiple national forests offer a large variety of outdoor activities from hiking to rock climbing. Visit Tonto National Forest, Coconino National Forest, and Apache Siltgreaves National Forest, which are lush green forests where you can explore the wilderness at your own pace. Go biking, hiking, horseback riding in the woods, and if you are not confident enough to go alone, you can hire guides from one of the many visitor centers.
Woodland Lake Park is also a gorgeous spot to go fishing, swimming, or kayaking.
Pinetop doesn't just offer outdoor activities, this mighty little town also offers a variety of shopping amenities such as the Gingerbread Cabin which sells hand-made, locally-sourced jewelry, clothing and homeware. They are also known to sell amazing fudge, so be sure to stop by and try all the flavors.
The best place to stay in Pinetop is the area close to Rainbow Lake, where you can find vacation rentals with beautiful lake views. If you prefer to stay close to stores and restaurants, choose the southeastern area of Pinetop. Vacation rentals are very popular in Pinetop. If you need a cute cabin for you and your loved one, or you want to rent a large house with a private lakeside for your big family, there's something for everyone.
Summer is the best time to visit Pinetop as you can enjoy all the area's outdoor activities. However, if you want to spend some time in a winter wonderland, travel in December or January when there is plenty of snow. Be prepared that the average temperature is 40 degrees.