By Dixie Brunner
Most who’ve visited our area are amazed by its awe-inspiring beauty, terrific weather, proximity to state and national parks, multitude of recreational opportunities, and genuine friendliness and hospitality.
I would challenge any seasoned traveler looking for a vacation focused primarily on recreation and the great outdoors to name a better hub than Kane County!
Then may I make a suggestion? Linger longer!
Don’t just drive through on your way to or from seeing a sight, visiting a park or taking a hike – linger longer, and make Kane County your destination!
Kane County offers a plethora of camping and lodging options! From high end motel/hotel accommodations to a conestoga, from tent camping in a secluded area to staying in a houseboat – there are many places to hang your hat at night.
As for sustenance for the weary traveler – linger here and please your palate! Kanab has been earning a reputation of late – that of a foodie destination. If you want German, Chinese, Asian Fusion, Mexican, traditional old world breads, gourmet or vegetarian, Kanab is redefining food fare.
Take in a movie, visit the historical or family history museum, swim at the city pool, check out the skatepark and pumptrack at K-Town Plaza, catch a musical offering at an area restaurant, play a round of tennis on Kanab’s brand new courts next to the library, visit Kanab’s beautiful Jacob Hamblin Park with its playground equipment and splash pad ... the kids will love it! Or attend one of numerous planned summer events (see below).
“Kanab is one of the most beautiful places to go for outdoor enjoyment,” said Heidi Koontz, visiting from Volo, Illinois. “It’s the perfect hub for outdoor enjoyment – Grand Canyon, Zion, White Pockets, The Wave. It’s centrally located to all the places on your bucket list. There’s so much to see in the area, and Kanab makes the perfect trailhead for all of your southwest adventures.”
Get out of the car, take off your hiking shoes, kick back and get comfortable – linger longer in Kane County!