If the busy, fast-paced life in the city has you stressed out, you need a vacation—a getaway. And when on a getaway, it’s important to remember to slow down, embrace nature, and truly get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stress. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, beautiful scenery all around and plenty of wide-open space to lose the stress and find yourself, Farmington offers the opportunity for a unique and serene getaway.
You can get lost in the exploration of the great outdoors and reconnect with nature when you visit Farmington. In a region blessed with endless opportunities for fun in the sun, Farmington offers many family-friendly outdoor activities. Take a break and explore one of our 70+ parks or take an afternoon to stroll along our National Recreational Trail system along the Animas River. Your next adventure is waiting in Farmington—whatever your definition of adventure may be.
Animas River Trails
Berg Park access, intersection of San Juan Blvd. and Scott Ave.
At the very heart of Farmington you will find a beautiful system of trails nestled along the Animas River. Visitors can enjoy walking, running and biking along the trails and explore parks, playgrounds, the Riverside Nature Center and All Veterans Memorial year-round.
Lake Farmington offers outdoor lovers a variety of adventures within the city limits! The lake is open year-round for fishing and seasonally to electric and non-motorized watercraft. Visit The Beach at Lake Farmington for swimming and make time to explore the mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Bird watching is also a popular activity at Lake Farmington. A variety of humming birds, eagles, hawks and heron frequent this city oasis.
Pinon Hills Municipal Golf Course is a regulation 18-hole course. Golf Digest, in its May 2002 issue, rated Pinon Hills as "the best municipal course" in the U.S. The course was also given a 5-star rating; one of only 16 public access courses in the country to receive this honor. Golfweek Magazine has also ranked Pinon Hills as the #4 Municipal Golf Course in the United States from 2008 to 2010. Pinon Hills remains "America's best golf bargain."
Lake Farmington, Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
Cool off this summer with a trip to The Beach at Lake Farmington. This family-friendly oasis offers groomed sandy beaches, lap lanes, play areas, water slides, trampoline and is patroled by life guards. The Beach at Lake Farmington is a must for your summer play list!
The Farmington Aquatic Center provides indoor water recreation for the whole family, year round. This local family favorite feature a 50 meter Olympic-size pool with high and low diving boards, 150 foot water slide and a leisure / playground pool. Floats and inflatable water toys are also available for rent. For rates and hours call the Farmington Aquatic Center.
Animas Park off Browning Parkway, Farmington, New Mexico
The Riverside Nature Center is a unique place to observe wildlife, begin a walk through the River Corridor and learn about the environment. Nature Center exhibits feature the plants and animals of the riverside with emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems.
Located behind the San Juan College Health and Human Performance Center, this course borders the City of Farmington's lush and legendary desert Pinon Hills Golf Course in the high desert terrain of Northern New Mexico. Features breathtaking southwest vistas and a series of unique, challenging disc golf holes that range from easy to moderately difficult.