We were sad to leave East Canyon State Park and seriously considered staying a little longer but we also wanted to see more of Utah. Having recently read an article that named Park City, Utah as one of the prettiest towns in America, we decided to make our way there. Who wouldn’t want to see one of America’s prettiest towns?
After a short drive from East Canyon, we were at Jordanelle State Park, just outside of Park City. The park was somewhat crowded but we were able to get a nice spot with views of the lake. The following day, we took our tour of Park City. It may come as a surprise to you, but I’m not a winter sports enthusiast. Shocker, I know. Much to Chris’ dismay, I just don’t like skiing. I’m sorry. I truly wish I was a fearless individual who genuinely enjoyed these types of activities that occurred at high altitudes. I’ve tried skiing a number of times at different locations and I just don’t care for it. I even hate the ski lift. [Note: I’ve never tried cross-country skiing but it is on my to-do list. Perhaps I would enjoy this more?] So, here I was, a non-skier in a skier’s paradise. Thankfully, it’s September and there’s no snow and thus, no pressure on me to have to try skiing…again. Of course, that doesn’t mean there are not skiing-related activities occurring.
The following day, we took a drive to Provo and I must say that the drive from Park City to Provo may be one of the prettiest drives we’ve experienced. The leaves are starting to change and the mountain scenery was fabulous. I highly recommend this drive if you are visiting the area!
Towards the end of the week, we finally put the kayaks in the water. It was the first (and perhaps only) non-windy day of our stay and the water was perfect for paddling. It had been a very busy work week for Chris so we both enjoyed the time together and out on the water. He tried fishing from the kayak for the first time (with success!). Meanwhile, I enjoyed exploring the many quiet coves around the lake and watched several deer slowly present themselves as the sun was setting. Sadly, I did not bring the camera along on this paddle but trust me when I tell you it was beautiful! We paddled back by moonlight to our site. It was another glorious week in a quiet Utah park.