In the neighboring towns of Pinetop-Lakeside, kids of all ages can play in clean air amid the world's largest stand of ponderosa pines, then kick back on a porch with a sweeping view.

There are so many reasons that families return year after year to Pinetop-Lakeside. In fact, many Arizona residents have second homes here in the White Mountains, enjoying the mild summers and snowy winters.

Make the White Mountain Nature Center your first stop to gain an understanding of these high mountains. From there, pick from 65 lakes and streams to splash, fish, boat, and kayak in, and more than 60 miles of motorized trails to get your vroom on. The excellent White Mountains Trail System links 200 scenic miles of multi-use trails for every level of fitness. The area also offers outstanding seasonal hunting grounds with antelope, black bear, elk, mule deer, turkey, and dove.

Ready for entertainment of another kind? The White Mountain Family Fun Park features miniature golf, go-carts, and arcade games. Once you've worked up an appetite, local cafes offer wide-ranging menus sure to please the whole crew. And when you want to return without the kids, the romantic Whispering Pines Resort makes for a serene couples getaway.

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