Summer Activities in Palmer May 27th, 2010

Categories: Seasons

Sitting on the railroad tracks

Looking for things for your family to do this summer? Need to get the kids out of the house for a bit? Well here are just a few events, programs and suggestions for things to do this summer.

~Wilderness First Aid Course – June 4-6

Through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

~Matsu Miners’ Games

Click here for more info.

~Summer Arts Programs for Kids

Through the Palmer Arts Council. Click on the link for more information and dates.

~Summer Reading Program

Sponsored by the Palmer Public Library. Click here for more information.

~Colony Days – June 11-13

Click here for info about the Celebration.

~June Workshop Series at the Palmer Museum

Photography in the Garden – June 5, 6, 25
Making a Bent Willow Chair – June 12
Making a Bent Willow Trellis – June 19

For more information and prices visit the

~Palmer Pride Picnic – July 4

Free picnic hosted by Palmer businesses and the City of Palmer. Palmer Pride hotdogs, farm fresh veggies, live music and Citizen of the Year.
Location: Palmer Train Depot

Doodling during Colony Days

Family Summer Activities

  • Friday Flings
  • Bike the newer bike trail that runs from downtown Palmer all the way to the Butte.
  • Relax at the Palmer Pool
  • Bill Mitchell Fun Run Sponsored by MTA – June 13, 11:00am

    Try this great event for the entire family. Bib pick-up 9:30am. 5-K and special 1-K for ages 13 and Under. Flat course, out and back on pavement and bike trails.
    LOCATION: Downtown Palmer

  • Cool Off at the Palmer Ice Rink
  • Visit the Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass
  • Hike the Butte
  • Hike in Hatcher Pass
  • Go canoeing or fishing in one of several lakes:

Kepler-Bradley Lake
Canoe Lake
Matanuska Lake
Echo Lake

  • Feeling brave? Try Nova River Runners and raft down the Matanuska River
  • Visit and/or Hike on the Matanuska Glacier
  • Walk the Morgan Horse Trail at the base of Lazy Mountain
  • Hike Lazy Mountain
  • Need a good picnic spot? Click here for a list of all state parks and recreation areas around Palmer.

Floating the Knik River

This post is sponsored by Valley Market Real Estate.

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