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Explore Utah’s diverse landscape this summer

21845565 - the colorful sunset scenery at the great salt lake in utahDid you know that the Great Salt Lake is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere? Or that brine shrimp are so plentiful in the lake that they feed millions of birds that pass through our state during their migrations as well as support a commercial harvest? Or that Utah has five national parks?

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, why not plan a Utah staycation exploring the state’s diverse landscapes and ecosystems? Here are some great ways to enjoy our beautiful state!

1. The Great Salt Lake is one of many different areas to explore. Find interesting things to do and see at this link.

2. Grab a couple of fishing poles and enjoy the bounty of Utah’s waterways. While there are plenty of trophy-level fishing spots within minutes of the region’s cities, they’re tucked into natural escapes far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. (Just make sure to get a fishing license before you go!)

3. Explore Utah’s mountain ranges. You can walk, hike, camp and/or simply enjoy some breathtaking beauty. Go to this link for a list of the state’s mountain ranges and what to see and do in each one.

4. How many state and national parks have you seen in Utah? You’ll find a list of them at this link.

5. Love dinosaurs or have a fan of dinosaurs in your family? There’s something to please everyone in Utah, including those who are interested in epic dinosaur adventures and exploring prehistoric and extinct ecosystems.

6. Utah’s 27 state and national scenic byways are great ways to see the state’s diverse beauty. There’s 2,200 miles of scenic byways that connect Utah’s five national parks, 43 state parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas and more than nine million acres of national forest land.

Whatever you end up doing this summer, all of us at Utah Eye Centers wish you a safe and happy experience.