Enjoy the cooler temps by heading to northern Arizona

Northern Arizona’s bright sunshine and high elevation make it the ideal playground for outdoor activities. From fishing along Arizona’s rivers to hiking picturesque mountains, there’s always something fun to do outdoors.

Pinetop-Lakeside only 3 hours north of Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale, is a perfect day or weekend trip. Located in the scenic White Mountains of Arizona, visitors enjoy many outdoor recreational activities, as well as fun events and activities for the whole family.  Pinetop-Lakeside is adjacent to the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine – the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest and Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The White Mountain Trail system offers over 180 miles of multi-use trials, where visitors enjoy hiking among lakes and pine trees. Pinetop-Lakeside is noted for Woodland Lake Park, where weekend visitors enjoy tennis courts, mountain biking, boating and renting ramadas for family picnics.

Restaurants of all types – Italian, seafood, Southwestern, and steakhouses – make dining out fun. Check out the popular Charlie Clarks for great steaks and seafood, where the atmosphere is western elegance. Since 1938, Charlie Clarks has been specializing in mesquite-broiled steaks and chicken. Sit inside among western antiques or on the spacious patio to enjoy the cool weather.

The Chalet Restaurant & Bar is also in the heart of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. It’s the only place serving sushi in Pinetop-Lakeside and they’re also known for their fresh seafood specialties.