This summer, get adventurous with outdoor excursions and fun for the whole family! Farmington, New Mexico, has all the amenities and attractions every member of the family will enjoy, at an affordable price.
Soak up some sun and play in the water!
Farmington offers a ton water activities to beat the summer heat. Families can enjoy playing along the Animas River in Berg and Animas Park, or kayaking and paddleboarding at Lake Farmington. You can partake in the favorite pastime of fishing at Lake Farmington, Navajo Lake, Jackson Lake, Cutter Reservoir, and Morgan Lake. Or experience a fly fishing adventure along the famous San Juan River Quality Waters. If relaxing on the water is more your style, The Beach at Lake Farmington has water toys to make your visit even more fun.
Additionally, the newly opened Animas Outdoors offers river tube and bike rentals on weekends to make the most of your river adventure.
Catch A Show
A family favorite event every summer, Outdoor Summer Theater is back for their 30th year of incredible performances. This year’s show is Mary Poppins. Performances will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from June 21st through August 4th.
Explore Natural Parks
Farmington is an ideal basecamp for visiting nearby National Parks. A visit to Farmington allows you the opportunity to explore multiple parks, all while being conveniently stationed in an affordable location with all the amenities. Aztec Ruins National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park are within a 90 minute drive from Farmington. Similarly, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument are great day trips!
Take A Hike
An ideal option for hikers and explorers, the Bisti Badlands is a must-see for all outdoor loving, active families. While there, your family can explore the site of dinosaur skeleton excavations and the incredible archaeological rock formations. The breathtaking scenery will provide incredible photos of your trip, and the experience will be one to remember.
Visit two of the most unique, family-friendly, free museums!
This summer, you can experience the largest insulator collection and an eclectic fish and wildlife display at B-Square Ranch’s Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife and the Bolack Electromechanical Museum. The Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife is one of the largest private collections of animal specimens, with over 2,500 animals displayed. Also, the Bolack Electromechanical Museum has a wide array of scientific and technological treasures on display. Most noteworthy are the Elivs Cadillac, locomotive, and tank! The experience is memorable, fun, informative, and, best of all, free!
If your family is full of adventurers—go off-road.
Farmington’s recreation areas feature a wide variety of terrain for off-roading adventure. The area has received national attention, with Chokecherry Canyon being named as the #1 New Mexico trail on the 2015 Top Off Road Trails in America list, published by PartCatalog. Farmington’s trails include sandy arroyos, large sand dunes, world-class sandstone rock crawling, desert technical trails, steep hills, and challenging slick rock. They are the perfect off-roading excursion for Jeeps, ATVs, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and more. This summer, Four Corners Explorers is offering top-quality UTV rentals by the hour, half-day, full-day, or for multi-day adventures.
Whatever your idea of adventure, Farmington is the place where outdoor lovers and active families thrive! It’s an affordable, unique destination to create lasting memories with your kids this summer.
For more information on Farmington, or to plan your visit, go to FarmingtonNM.org.