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Farmington, Utah 84025
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Outdoor Adventures | Bird & Wildlife Viewing

Water Fun | Winter Fun | Other Activities


Outdoor Adventures

Any Utah native will tell you if you don’t experience Utah’s incredible outdoor attractions, you haven’t experienced Utah. Check out Davis County’s many outdoor venues for incredible views, and amazing wildlife.

Antelope Island State Park

  • The largest island in the Great Salt Lake is accessed by a 7-mile causeway. There is a $9 fee per carload
  • In summer, over 700 bison (American buffalo) forage across the island and are most often easily seen from the road
  • Pronghorn (which the pioneers mistakenly called antelope), chukars, rabbits, coyote and dozens of species of birds abound.

Lagoon Amusement Park & Pioneer Village

  • One of Davis County's premiere destination attractions, this large theme park features rides, a water park, an actual pioneer town and entertainment.

Boondocks Fun Center

  • Boondocks has a lot to choose from with many outdoor (and indoor) attractions. It has two (2) 18-hole miniature golf courses, three (3) go-kart tracks (a road track, slick track and a rookie track), bumper boats, and batting cages. If the weather turns wet, cold or or too hot, you can retreat inside and bowl on one of 20 lanes, play roller ball, challenge others at Utah's largest laser-tag auditorium, enjoy an outstanding dining venue, and play in a world-class arcade. Boondocks offers group packages (minimum of 10) for "Fun and Food" packages. For information call 801-660-6800

Bird & Wildlife Viewing

Antelope Island State Park

  • The largest island in the Great Salt Lake is accessed by a 7-mile causeway. See many birds on the causeway in the shallow shoals.
  • During spring and fall migrations, millions of birds flock the fresh water inlets, the shores of the lake (see photo below) and the island.

Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

  • Excellent bird watching and fall waterfowl hunting – over 200 species have been documented.
  • Stop at the Visitor Center (look for the large ping-pong-ball like antennae) and drive out to the dikes, then walk or bike for excellent bird watching opportunities.

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

  • Keep your feet dry yet still experience and learn about the Great Salt Lake wetlands.
  • Link to Google Maps

Wild Bird Center

  • Your one stop shop for all your bird needs. Get your questions answered by the experts. Free Nature/Bird Walks and related outdoor activities can be reviewed at
  • On the west end of the parking lot near Layton's Target. (Faces Barnes & Noble and Toys R Us)

Bear River Refuge (north of Ogden)

  • Vast Bird Refuge spanning the northeast end of the Great Salt Lake.

Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)

  • See hundreds of species of birds and fowl.

Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City)

  • Utah's largest zoo featuring hundreds of species including lions, tigers, bears, gorillas and giraffes.

Water Fun

Antelope Island State Park

  • The largest island in the Great Salt Lake is accessed by a 7-mile causeway
  • Play on the beach and float in the water at Bridger Bay, then wash off afterward in fresh water showers. Ambient-temperature outdoor showers are free. Private hot showers require quarters and are on timers.

Boating on the Great Salt Lake

  • Antelope Island has a boat ramp, courtesy dock, and rental slips. The lake is best known for sail boating.
  • Kayaking (BYOK) is popular around Egg Island, especially during migration and nesting!
  • Gonzo Boat Rentals will rent speed boats, paddle boats and kayaks during the summer season. Call 801-698-6288

Lagoon-A-Beach at Lagoon Amusement Park

  • A large water park featuring water slides, river runs, and other water fun inside Lagoon Amusement Park.

Cherry Hills Resort

  • Water slides, Olympic-sized swim pool and lazy river make Cherry Hill a great family summer destination.
  • The South Davis Recreation District promotes a safe, clean, and well-maintained facility that promotes health, education and recreation. They offer year-round swimming, ice skating, court sports and much more.

Swimming Pools

  • Play year-round in Layton's Surf ‘n Swim wave pool near their city hall and Layton High School
  • Visit Farmington's public pool near their city hall to cool off in summer.

Pineview Reservoir (east of Davis Co, near Huntsville)

  • Mountain reservoir with beautiful scenery, fishing, water skiing, and large beaches.

Willard Bay State Park (north of Ogden)

  • Large fresh-water reservoir adjacent to the Great Salt Lake - known for having warm water in summer months - but also known for bugs - and when the wind comes up, the waves get pretty big.

Winter Fun

The parking lots of our Layton hotels are only 20 minutes from the parking lot at Snowbasin, and about 45 minutes to Powder Mountain. Most hotels in Davis County are within an hour of Utah's 10 best ski resorts.

For more information, please click to our "Skiing" page.

Other Outdoor Activities

Skate Parks-Classic Skating and the Layton Skate Park

Skate Parks- Clearfield City Skate Park

Hiking/Biking Trails

From mountains to desert to wetlands, discover a land of contrast. Farmington Bay Mountain Bike Trail - Farmington Bay Wetlands Trail

Skyline Drive Scenic Backway

  • An inspiring and scenic dirt road starts at Ward Canyon (by the big letter "B" on the mountain) in Bountiful.

Utah Botanical Center

  • Owned by Utah State University, the center is an emerging public garden with resource conservation as its primary focus.
  • Come visit the new Wetland Discovery Point at the Utah Botanical Center. Click here for more info


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