Spring has sprung, and for the residents of Sierra Vista, that means it is time to get outside after the winter chill and enjoy pleasantly warm temperatures with plenty of sunshine. There are many events across the area during the springtime that are designed to make the most of this inviting time of year, and for people who have moved into a new home in Sierra Vista, it is the perfect time to start soaking up the natural beauty of the area and getting to know the neighbors. When it comes to springtime activities in Sierra Vista and the surrounding areas, you are spoiled for choices, but here are some of the highlights you will certainly want to have on your calendar.
The March for Mental Health
Community activism gets many Sierra Vista residents out, and the March for Mental Health is a prime example. The 2019 march will be the 9th annual event held in Sierra Vista to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeastern Arizona, or NAMI SEAZ. This organization provides support groups, free classes, and a lending library to members of the community. In addition to the march, there will be food, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the family. The 2019 March for Mental Health will be held on Saturday, April 13, and will start at the Rothy Education Center on E. Fry Blvd. Registration begins at 7 AM and the march will start at 8:30 AM. All are welcome to participate.
Guided River Walk
Many people who relocate to Sierra Vista do so to bask in the scenery and to spend more time outdoors. The Guided River Walk is the perfect way to do just that. Hosted by the Friends of the San Pedro River, these interpretive walks take place every Saturday from March through September. The walks depart from the San Pedro House, located 9800 E. Highway 90. The river itself is home to one of the most diverse wildlife communities in the country. There are dozes of reptiles, 350 species of birds, and 84 mammals who call the river home, and everyone on a Guided River Walk will get the chance to see some of these animals in their natural habitat. These walks are free, although donations are encouraged in order to support the Friends of the San Pedro River programs and activities. If you decide to attend a Guided River Walk, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Sun protection is recommend, as is a hat and atrial shoes. Bring drinking water as well as you explore the San Pedro River area, which has earned the Nature Conservancy designation as one of the Last Great Places.
Hiker Shuttle to the Coronado National Memorial
If you prefer to explore the outdoors without a guide, consider taking the hiker shuttle to the Coronado National Memorial. The shuttle proves free service from the Coronado National Memorial Visitor Center to Montezuma Pass from March until May every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30-9:30 AM. Once there, you’re welcome to join a ranger for a discussion of Montezuma Pass and then return to the Visitor Center, or you can hike Joe’s Canyon Trail. Joe’s Canyon Trail is three miles long and will lead you back to the Visitor Center. Keep in mind that there is an elevation loss of 1,300 feet if you choose to take the trail. Study shoes are recommended, as is layered clothing and water. The shuttle is free, but it does operate on a first come, first served basis. If you plan to use the shuttle with a group of more than six people, you should call the Visitor Center to make arrangements. Before riding, every person who boards must sign a liability waiver.
History Walk to Millville and Petroglyph Trail
Millville is a historic silver mill that is adjacent to an Indian rock art site. During this walk, an expert from the Friends of the San Pedro River group will explain the history of mining and the mill in this area over the course of a two-mile walk. The walk is planned for April 13 from 9 AM – 10 AM and leaves from the Millville Parking Area on the north side of Charleston Rd. The walk does involve a dirt and gravel trail that is uneven at times and goes through a deep wash with no shade. Be sure to dress accordingly and bring water.
These are just a few of the springtime activities that are on the doorsteps of residents of Castle & Cooke Arizona homes in Sierra Vista. Whether you’re looking a build-to-order new home or a move-in ready home, you’ll find what you need among our selection. Talk to one of our builders today for more information by calling (520) 378-5110.