A day in the Swell with Wandering Families

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Chamaine Wollenzien of Wandering Families has us covered if we’re looking to get out of town but have no idea where to go, or what to do! A day in The Swell is the place to be. You can tailor your experience, there are kid-friendly activities, it’s affordable, and you can keep a safe social distance! Put her recommended spots on your to-do list, and follow her for more at: @wanderingfamilies


1. Millsite State Park or Joe’s Valley Reservoir: amazing water and vistas. Rent paddleboards, kayaks and jet skis from Big Mountain Lodge. On Tuesdays, there’s a deal of 2 jet ski rentals for under $100! 


2. Four wheeling: Black Dragon Trail has stream Crossings, vista views, bridges, a bit of extreme terrain. Rent from Big Mountain Lodge and they’ll give you 10% discount if mention Wandering Families!


3. Rochester Panel: incredible petroglyphs, even a rainbow and get drive almost to it with an easy .25 mi walk.


4. Cozy cabin stay: Big Mountain Lodge it’s a one stop shop with lodging, rentals, and food.


5. The Wedge: aka Little Grand Canyon. The views are stellar and can drive right to it! 

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.

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