Sample several of the best brews from the Rocky Mountain Region. Enjoy the vibes with live music, food vendors, and more at American Legion Park (known as Veteran's Memorial Park).
A short drive to Elk Heart Park Trailhead brings you to a large parking lot. This 4.2 mile hike is best in April to September. It could be considered moderately difficult and takes the average person about 3 hours to complete. Make sure to hook a left down to a creek about a quarter of a mile on the trail or you will be headed to Photographer's Point. A longer hike that is also beautiful.
Just a short walk from Lakeside you will find a piece of heaven itself. The clear waters of Fremont Lake spill onto the warm sand as people play. You can watch sail boats or rent a paddle board and join the action on the waves. All in a summers day the time will slip away while the majestic Wind River Mountain Range sets the stage.
This library is unparalleled in comparison to others serving such a small, rural population. The building is worth a visit to see the art on display and the architecture constructed from rammed earth. SIREWALLS form an insulation from the cold winters and are quite something to behold. If Pinedale's weather disappoints you, which is often seldom, visit the library and cozy up in a leather chair or work on a puzzle.
Knowledgable, experienced professionals ready to guide you. Regular local reports on what the fish are biting on. Book a float trip with a pro, schedule a backcountry expedition, or simply purchase the right flies for the area.
View the permanent collection and exhibits on display of the rugged men who explored these parts during the early to mid 19th century. Admire the historical western artifacts May through October. Visit during Wind River Rendezvous Festival and see mountain men sprawled on the grassy grounds showcasing their tents and other real or replica objects from the time.
About an hour drive will get you to Green River Lakes where you can boat, fish, hike, camp, backpack, photograph, bird watch, and more. This state landmark is worth your time. A truck or SUV is recommended but not necessary on the last stretch of dirt road.
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council hosts several bands to present free live music throughout the summer in American Legion Park (known as Veteran's Memorial Park). Opening bands start at 5:30pm and headliners at 7:00pm, but check the PFAC site for actual lineups and times. Bring a blanket or chairs and come early to pick out good seats. Vendors sell food and drink while kids, dogs, and adults enjoy the evening. It does get chilly at night so a jacket is appropriate.
Skip the lines and pick up a pass at Lakeside's front desk. You can rent gear at the resort or buy your own in town. This ski hill is nestled among the Bridger-Teton National Forest not far from Lakeside. White Pine offers tubing, down hill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and even horseback riding in the summer.
Your destination for curated home goods, furnishings, kitchenware, gifts, jewelry, cards and just a little something special. Saunter down Main Street and you can browse through the yellow house of lovely things. They feature products made by women, organizations that support women's co-operatives, local and handmade when possible, and/or promote social good.
Landing annually on the second weekend of July, Rendezvous is a four day event that transforms Sublette County. "Vendors fill parks with food, live music, beer, entertainment and more to celebrate the mountain men, legendary explorers, and Native Americans who opened commerce in the American West." Experience an assortment of attractions from shopping to re-enactments, rodeos each night, cultural events, and a parade.
Sip on a refreshing local award winning beer on the second story deck and you will glimpse a view of the mountains. You can nosh on classic pub style food after a long hike or fishing trip and share the best parts of the day.
Deep in the Gros Ventre Mountains, off Highway 189 and Hoback Canyon, you will find an aqua concrete pool. You can take a short hike to Granite Creek Falls and then soak in the natural hot springs. During the winter you must use a more adventurous method of transportation. Snowmobile, dog sled, nordic skiing, and fat biking are the only ways to reach the springs when snow is on the ground.
Grab a custom sandwich or snack here to take with you on a hike to Sacred Rim. The general store provides any odds and ends you may have left at home. Near the checkout you will find Pinedale and Wyoming related gifts and souvenirs. If you are staying in our Cabin Suite, you can stop in Obo's to find groceries to make a delicious meal.
Boyd Skinner Park is south of Pine St. (Main St.). This could possibly be the best place to spot moose. Entering the park from Lake Ave. you will find a large grassy area with wood chip playground. If you are in the mood for a walk, head further down the loop and you will find a bridge that spans Pine Creek. There are meandering paths on both sides of the creek to explore.
Explore the winds by participating in the Surly Pika Adventure Race or The Drift Ultra-marathon. Or visit the festival at Veteran's Memorial Park (American Legion Park) to shop the vendors and listen to live music. Check the web for dates annually.
"Best coffee in Wyoming", says Food & Wine Magazine two years in a row. Fresh baked pastries and breakfast burritos on Pinedale's main street. Grab one of their postcards to share the adventure with someone over a locally roasted brew.
A beautiful drive through the canyon and you can spend the day in Jackson, Wy. Tour the town square for shopping, eat at one of the many restaurants, or spend the day outdoors skiing or hiking. Watch out for wildlife and take caution driving at night or in the dead of winter.
Easily reachable from Lakeside, the CCC Ponds Recreation Area is a favorite for the locals. You will find them there walking, fishing, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. This area is filled with wildlife so be aware of moose. There are birds to see, a stocked pond with fish to catch, and the occasional coyote or fox to listen for. A dirt and paved path can lead you from Lakeside through the CCC ponds and down into town.
Gear up for an adventure. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the area. Get recommendations, a hat, hire a guide, and more. It really is that great!
Supplying the local cowboys and girls with duds from head to toe and decor for their cattle ranches. You will find the real thing here. Leather, denim, and suede for every occasion.
Despite the challenging growing climate at 7,175 feet, Pinedale hosts it's local innovative growers and makers. Beef, pasta, pickles, ready made food and beverages, and handmade crafts are some of the vendor offerings you could shop from. Check the web for the most current "when" and "where" you can find the market during the changing seasons.