Things to Do
Local Events and Activities
Sunrise Park Ski Resort, Arizona's largest ski area, is just 18 miles from Antler Ridge and has year-round activities. The ski season usually starts in mid-December and ends in late March. Summer lift rides are available to take in the spectacular valley view and for cyclist access to trails. Hiking the mountain is a cool and challenging workout too! Visit www.sunriseskipark.com for more information on mountain bike, archery equipment and ski equipment rental and details about the FREE Junior Ski Pass Promotion in mid-October. You can sled on your way to Sunrise, in Greer and on-site at Antler Ridge when the snow is flying!
Great Fishing Year-Round in the Greer Lakes, just 2 miles from the village center and the Little Colorado River runs through Greer. There are many area lakes on forest lands and the Indian reservation, plus nearly 600 miles of running waters waiting to be explored. Visit Arizona Game and Fish at www.azgfd.com for fishing information on forest land, and visit www.wmat.nsn.uso for fishing information on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. The Lazy Trout Market is selling fishing permits/licenses, bait and tackle. Catch 1 of 50 tagged fish and win $10,000 in the annual Fishing Derby on the 3 Greer Lakes from May 1 through Oct 31. Go to http://greerarizona.com/wp-content/uploads/10000-FISHING-DERBY-PUB.pdf
Greer Days, held in early to mid June, is the largest annual event in the Greer village, full of fun and entertainment for young and old. A old fashioned parade on Main Street, western shoot-out, music, arts and crafts, delicious foods, an auction, Lucky Duck race, children's games and much more. Go to http://greercivic.org/ for exact dates and activity locations.
Music from Greer, an annual event that starts in late June, held at the Butterfly Lodge and the Ragel Family Greer Community Center. Visit www.greercommunitycenter.com for more information as the events draws close.
The Butterfly Museum opens in summer for tours and activities. The historic hunting lodge of famous western author James Willard Schultz and later the home of his son, Hart Merriam "Lone Wolf" Schultz. The father worked with words, the son painted and sculpted to preserve images of the West, and both found inspiration in Arizona's high country. Works of the two colorful and creative men are on display throughout the Butterfly Lodge Museum and its gift and book area. Visit www.butterflylodgemuseum.org for tour dates and times.
Winter Wonderland in the Village of Greer from late November through December, visit www.greervillage.com for more detailed information.
The Great Greer Boat Race is held annually over Labor Day weekend at Greer Lodge Meadow, just east of Wiltbank Road on Main Street. Local retailers sell boats and the winner takes home $200. Go to http://greercivic.org/
Hike or Cross-Country Ski (winter) one of the many trails in the National Forest right in Greer! Pole Knoll, Squirrel Springs, Butler Canyon, East Fork and West Trails are just a few in the immediate area. Remember to check the weather, drinks lots of water and wear appropriate footware. Go to http://greerarizona.com/todo/hike/ or the National Forest site for maps and information.
Hunt in the heart of Arizona's hunting Unit 1, Region I, for a variety of game including deer, antelope, elk, deer, black bear, turkey, squirrel, and waterfowl. Visit Arizona's Game and Fish Department website for details on species as well as rules and regulations http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunting_units_1.shtml and buy/apply for hunting licenses online at http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml
Ragel Family Greer Community Center is located across the street from Antler Ridge and is available for weddings, meetings or reunions. Please visit http://www.greercommunitycenter.com for more information.
Hunting or sporting activities on the lands of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, contact their Game and Fish department for information: http://www.wmatoutdoors.org/outdoorshop.shtml
Visit http://www.greerarizona.com for specific, up to date information on activities in Greer. For activities in nearby Springerville-Eagar, visit http://www.springerville-eagarchamber.com/, and for activities in Pinetop-Lakeside, visit http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/
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