Spring has finally chased winter away, and though the weather may still be unpredictable, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and explore everything Prescott has to offer. With awe-inspiring scenery and a thriving cultural scene, this city has something for everyone. What are some top sober things to see and do this spring?
1. Go Outdoors
Nature lovers will meet their match in Prescott. Watson Lake, only four miles from the heart of downtown Prescott, is a beautiful recreational area where you can hike, camp, fish, kayak, rock climb or sit quietly and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of being in nature. Or, enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, bouldering and more at the Granite Basin Recreation Area, a mecca for rock climbers across the nation.
2. Walk on the Wild Side
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is not your typical zoo. All their residents are rescued animals from other locations, such as a mountain lion who had been illegally kept as a household pet. When you visit this nonprofit zoo, you can contribute to their mission of “Conservation Through Education” by coming face to face with critically endangered species such as clouded leopards, ring-tailed lemurs and green-cheeked conures and learning about their natural habitats.
3. Have a Cultural Experience
Prescott also has a rich history and culture, which you can experience through its local museums. You can spend a day touring the Sharlot Hall Museum, an educational center known as the “crown jewel” of Northern Arizona. With seven buildings housing thousands of precious historic artifacts and regularly changing exhibits, the Sharlot Hall Museum provides a fascinating experience for any history buff. The Museum of Indigenous People tells the story of the Southwest’s Native population through educational events and exhibits.
4. Take a Step Back in Time
Downtown Prescott is home to many of the city’s oldest and most historically significant homes and buildings, including Courthouse Plaza, home to many types of civic events in Prescott. Since most of the buildings have been lovingly restored to the way they would have looked when they were first built in the 1880s, a trip through downtown Prescott is like stepping into a time machine and traveling back to the Old West.
5. Get Locally Grown Produce
The Prescott Farmers’ Market takes place at various locations around the city, depending on the season. You can be more mindful about what you eat by supporting local farmers and growers and buying seasonal produce. The farmers’ market also provides community resources such as Carrots for Kids, which offers free healthy snacks to its youngest visitors. In late 2019, the market set an ambitious goal of becoming a zero-waste event, so if you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity to support a worthy cause, you can donate to help sort trash and make sure recyclable materials stay out of landfills.
Your Sober Spring Awaits
With its rugged mountain scenery, Prescott is a beautiful city all year long, but especially in the spring, when the trees start to bloom and everything becomes greener. Soak up everything this season has to offer while you protect your sobriety. And, to learn more about addiction recovery in Prescott, Arizona, contact us at Canyon Crossing. We provide women-specific treatment that can help you get your life back on the right track.