Midway Travel Tips
Midway Vacation Rentals Make the Most of Utah's Little Switzerland
The small town of Midway, with its population of 3,400 residents, is just southeast of Salt Lake City in the Heber Valley. It has a distinctly Swiss atmosphere, located in the Wasatch Mountains. Many of the town's original ancestors who settled here were from Switzerland and their traditions are still celebrated. Swiss Days celebrates the harvest, and the festivities and local costumes draw thousands of visitors to the event. There are a number of parades as well as Swiss cuisine; a Swiss Miss Royalty is chosen to add a touch of glamor to the event.
Why Choose Midway Vacation Rentals?
Outdoor action is what any Midway vacation is all about. Renting a vacation home or condo is the best way to have all the freedom and space you need to have fun in this outdoor wonderland. With Midway vacation rental homes, you can come and go as you please, relax in the hot tub after a day's activities, and enjoy a fireside supper prepared in your own fully equipped kitchen. With space to store bikes, skis, kayaks, fishing tackle and other sports equipment, choosing vacation rentals is a sensible and economical option for maximizing your fun in Utah. Homes are available to suit all sizes of parties, from couples and families to large groups of friends.
Things to Do Around Midway Vacation Houses
The Midway area has 90 holes of golf and miles of trails for biking, motorbikes and ATVs. Two of Utah's finest golf courses can be found at Wasatch Mountain and Soldier Hollow. Horse riding can also be enjoyed in the area, and the Provo and Weber Rivers are known for their world-class fishing. Mountain biking, jogging, boating, fly fishing, waterskiing, Jet Skiing, windsurfing, outlet shopping, hot air ballooning and nature spotting can all be enjoyed around your Utah vacation rentals. Trail maps are available in the area, showing hikes across flower-filled meadows to secluded waterfalls.
In the winter, downhill and cross country skiing are available along the 2002 Olympic ski trails around Deer Valley, Sundance and Soldier Hollow. Snow shoeing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides are popular ways to enjoy the beautiful snow-covered mountain scenery.
Places to Visit from Midway Condos
Days out from your Midway vacation rentals should include a visit to the Jordanelle Reservoir and the Deer Creek Reservoir. Park City is just 15 minutes away and features turn-of-the century charm in the town founded by silver miners. The galleries and restaurants capture all the romance of the Old West and shops sell everything from hardware to handcrafted furniture and designer clothing. Park City is also known for its lively nightlife.
The incredible sights of Utah's National Parks are about 160 miles south of Midway and well worth the drive. Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Park all showcase the spectacular red rock formations which this state is famous for.
The town of Sundance is known for its film festival which is held each year in January, when more than 200 films are selected for screening. The Heber Valley Railroad is a historic route through the Heber valley. A relaxing ride on one of the restored trains will allow you to take in the wonderful scenery along Deer Creek Reservoir.
The Best Time of the Year to Visit Utah Vacation Rentals
Although the winters in Midway are well below freezing, from May to October there are gorgeous sunny days with low rainfall and negligible humidity. During the summer months, daytime highs can reach 85 F so you will need sunscreen. In the winter, there is ample snowfall, making this one of the best areas for skiing; you can ski on slopes used in the 2002 Winter Olympics.