Take a day trip from Phoenix to Lake Mary Arizona which is just south of Flagstaff. The views are beautiful and the weather is gorgeous.
Last weekend we took a drive up to Lake Mary. We were able to enjoy the beautiful Spring transition in Northern AZ as the snow was melting but the weather was perfect.
The kids loved learning how to skip rocks and hanging out on the shore of the lake.
Lake Mary is a perfect day trip get away if you are looking for cooler weather or are staying in Northern AZ. If you plan a trip, you can add Grand Canyon to your list too! Check out our tips on visiting the Grand Canyon: http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/09/26/visiting-grand-canyon-kids/
Lake Mary AZ
If you go: You’ll definitely want to try to get there as early as possible because once it warms up a bit, Lake Mary can fill up quickly.
How to get there:
I-17 just south of Flagstaff exit: Lake Mary Road. Head east and there are a couple entrances.
The Lower Lake Mary ~ We went here and did the picnic tables. There are plenty of tables and you can enjoy time on the shore. Bring some chairs and some fishing poles!