For most Utahns, Farmington is synonymous with Lagoon. Millions of hair-raising memories made on the old wooden roller coaster and the classic log flume. While this amusement park could easily keep you busy for at least an entire day, there are plenty of other places to explore in this up-and-coming community. Whether you’re searching for an elusive bird, eager to try a cronut, or in the mood for world-class shopping, Farmington gives you the chance to choose-your-own adventure.
Farmington’s neighboring community, Kaysville, also shines with down-home charm. Referred to as “Utah’s hometown”, it’s the kind of place with a locally owned grocery store, well-attended high school sporting events, and lots of festivities on every holiday. Here’s how to spend a day in Farmington and Kaysville like a local.
RISE & SHINE
Legacy Parkway Trail — Farmington has an abundance of interconnected trails. This trail is adjacent to the Legacy Parkway and is about 13 miles long. It’s paved and popular for bike riding and running.
Denver and Rio Grande Rail Trail —The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail passes through the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area and joins the Legacy Parkway Trail.
Lagoon Trail — A flat, paved trail running behind Lagoon. You can walk or bike on this path and will likely see some animals at the Lagoon Zoo. It’s especially nice when the leaves are changing colors.
Granny Annie’s — Ask any Kaysville resident where to get a hearty breakfast and they’ll tell you to head to Granny Annie’s. This diner is best known for the scones with honey butter. You can sidle up to the counter or find a booth for lunch or dinner as well.
SHOP & STROLL
Bowman’s Market — Proudly supplying Kaysville for over one hundred years. Their donuts are made fresh in-store daily and are sold half-price starting at 7pm. People line up to score these tasty treats each evening.
Station Park — This classy mall has a cosmopolitan feel and many appealing places to shop. Watch a world-class choreographed fountain display on the plaza. Enjoy a concert during the warm months or ice-skating in winter. This is also the location of a UTA transportation hub which includes a stop for the FrontRunner commuter train. There are free trolleys connecting the major attractions in the area (hotels, shopping, Lagoon).
Orlando’s Mexican Restaurant — End your stroll down Main Street Kaysville with lunch at Orlando’s. Great service and unbeatable prices.
Caffe Torino — Striving to bring an authentic Italian coffee bar atmosphere to Farmington. Located in a quaint cottage on Main Street, Caffe Torino serves a croissant-doughnut pastry known as a cronut as well as La Barba coffee, pastries, crepes, and panini.
Sweet Cake Bake Shop — Beautiful and delicious gluten free baked goods.
FOR THE KIDS
Lagoon — Utah is world-renowned for its five National Parks. Farmington is known for its amusement park: Lagoon. This park has been thrilling Utahns for over one hundred years and is the largest amusement park between the Mississippi and California.
Cherry Hill — Open all summer, a destination water park and campground.
Eccles Wildlife Education Center — Learn about what makes the wetlands of the Great Salt Lake so alluring for a variety of wildlife.
Boondocks — Miniature golfing, bowling, laser tag and much more!
Francisco’s Mexican Grill — Farmington’s favorite Mexican restaurant with generous portions at reasonable prices.
Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar — A family friendly bistro with stunning views of the choreographed fountains on the plaza at Station Park.
Hatchet Jaxe — Have you ever felt the urge to just throw an axe with all your might? You can do that in Kaysville.
Kaysville Theatre — A family-run discount movie theatre on Main Street in Kaysville.
Legacy Events Center — A multi-use event center and fields for lacrosse, BMX biking, indoor soccer and more.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Farmington Canyon — An unpaved, popular backcountry road for ATVs, hikers an bikers.
Fruit Loops Bike Trails — Mountain bike the day away in the foothills of Kaysville.
USU Botanical Center/Utah House — The USU Botanical Center offers educational opportunities for children and adults. The center also features a much-loved urban fishery, walking and biking trails, wetland areas that support birds and other wildlife, a volunteer—tended garden, a seasonal farmers market and a full schedule of classes, workshops, educational field trips and other events.
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