With triple digit temps on the horizon for the next few months in the desert areas of Arizona, residents will be looking for ways to keep cool.

The White Mountains offer a perfect summer getaway for Valley residents who want an adventure that’s affordable, close, and fun. 

Several major summer events in the White Mountains provide the perfect opportunity for both families and those seeking a weekend of summer relaxation in a cooler climate.

The summer season will feature events that will appeal to everyone including: 

Show Low Main Street Farmers Market & Art Walk May 25 – September 28, 2019 (every Saturday)

White Mountain Beer & Music Festival June 22, 2019

White Mountains Balloon Festival June 28-30, 2019

4th of July Mutt Strut

4th of July and Freedom Fest

• Pinetop-Lakeside Days August 17, 2019 

The White Mountains also offer a variety of outdoor activities including fishing and hiking at Woodland Lake Park in Lakeside, camping at Big Lake, and paddle boarding and kayaking at Fool Hollow Lake. 

For those who like to golf, the Pinetop Lakes Golf and Country Club offers a challenging course set among the beauty of the White Mountains. The course is open to the public.

Thrill-seekers can enjoy a scenic lift ride, ziplining, and downhill mountain biking at Sunrise Ski Resort.

Show Low Lake has the best walleye fishing in Arizona and is also home to rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass, and other fish.

Fool Hollow Lake is a great place to fish for rainbow trout, walleye, channel catfish, northern pike, smallmouth bass, and others. 

“For Valley residents, the White Mountains is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway,” said White Mountains Partnership President Paul Watson. “We’re close enough so it doesn’t involve a long drive and our climate provides welcome relief from the summer heat. With so much to see and do, the hardest part is having enough time to enjoy all there is to offer.”

For additional details on outdoor recreational activities and accommodations in the White Mountains, please visit www.azwhitemountains.net.