Pinetop-Lakeside by Chris Paxman
Cut loose or kick back – the choice is yours – in the high country of Heber-Overgaard.
Breathe deeply: that’s the fragrance of pine in the air north of the Mogollon Rim. The neighboring towns of Heber-Overgaard boast of having more trails than roads, more trees than buildings, and more wildlife than people.
Bison Ranch Lodge, which recreates a typical town from the 1800s – updated for modern conveniences, of course – serves as a great base for your visit. A trio of lakes offers terrific boating and trout fishing.
Mild summer temperatures make Heber-Overgaard a popular getaway for Southwestern desert dwellers, but this four-season community really glows with the rich hues of fall foliage. The lively Oktoberfest is a fun introduction to the town.
It’s unlikely that you’ll tire of the scent of pine, but if you do, Windy Hills Lavender Farms is just 10 miles north. You can pick up natural soaps, bath salts, bug spray, and dog powder – sweet-smelling souvenirs of your trip.
2774 AZ-260 | Heber-Overgaard, AZ | (928) 535-5777 | heberovergaard.org/
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