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Best Things To Do In Pine, Arizona: Enjoy Art, Animals And Great Food

Haley
Published Apr 13, 2017

Are you traveling to Arizona in the near future? If you are, I hope that you’re not settling on only going to the big cities like Tucson and Phoenix, but intend to make a few stops at some of the smaller Arizona towns, like Pine. A true gem, Pine offers a laid back atmosphere where you can enjoy Arizona’s wilderness, while making new friends and memories.

Top 3 activities to book in North Central Arizona

1. Visit an art gallery

Posted by Myra's Art Gallery on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

True to Arizona’s theme for being an artistic state, Pine, Arizona is home to Myra’s Art Gallery and Studio. The studio was first founded by artist Myra Kraemer, and was built on the belief that the customer’s needs are of the utmost importance. The gallery sells to repeat customers frequently because of this belief, and continues to feature an impressive display of prints, sculptures, photography, hand-crafted gifts, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, Indian jewelry, pottery, and greeting cards all of which interchange periodically. On the company’s website, you can view art from the 40+ artists featured at the studio, but the online visit pales in comparison to actually going to the studio.

Myra's Art Gallery and Studio

Address: 3788 N Highway 87. PO Box 1586 Pine, AZ 85544

Opening Hours: Thurs - Mon: 10am - 5pm. Tues & Wed: Closed. Closed on public holidays.

Contact: +1 9284762256

Website: Myra’s Art Gallery and Studio

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2. Pet a goat at a goat and llama ranch

Posted by Fossil Creek Creamery on Thursday, 10 March 2011

Fossil Creek Creamery is more than just a goat and llama ranch. Located 12 minutes away in Strawberry, Arizona, the ranch is also a fresh, sustainable, and local food source for Arizona. The ranch produces cheese, fudge and soap, which can be found at farmer’s markets in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. Of course, you can always just visit the ranch yourself where, with a reservation, you will be given a tour of the ranch and allowed to pet the resident goats and llamas for have a fun, but simple, family excursion.

Fossil Creek Creamery

Address: 10379 W. Fossil Creek Rd, Strawberry, AZ 85544-2764

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Contact: +1 9284765178

Website: Fossil Creek Creamery

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3. For outdoor adventure, visit the Fossil Springs wilderness

So many places to see in Arizona, like Fossil Creek Falls

Posted by 12 News on Sunday, 10 April 2016

While at the creamery, stop by Fossil Creek itself and the Fossil Springs Trail. Fossil Springs, one of Arizona’s “Wild and Scenic” rivers, will shock you when it seemingly appears out of nowhere and gushes at 20,000 gallons (75708 liters) a minute from springs at the bottom of a 1,600 foot (487 meter) deep canyon. Years of water depositing tiny amounts of limestone have formed casings around past creatures and plants that fell into the stream bed, forming fossils, and giving the creek its name. You can visit the spring to view the deposits, or like most of the public, enjoy this part of the Cococino National Forest with a hike, birdwatching, sunbathing, or wading. Set in the desert, the lush riparian area stands out as a green oasis, perfect for getting in touch with nature. For example, during your visit, don’t be surprised to see javelina, collie dog-sized wild pigs, that are abundant in the area. Multiple trails surround the area, with a Waterfall Trail leading to, you guessed it, a waterfall. Though not tall or large, this waterfall will please your eyes and make you want to play in the water all the more.

Fossil Springs Adventure

Website: Fossil Springs Adventure

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4. The Randall House

Randall House

After your adventures, wind down at the Randal House, a historic spot for Pine citizens and a delicious place to eat. From a tradition of hospitality, hand-made baked goods, and meals made from fresh fruits and vegetables, comes The Randall House restaurant and country store. Before becoming a public restaurant, the Randall House was a two-room log cabin. Built with wood from Pine, the building was then insulated with adobe. You can learn all about the old house and how it was built upon your visit, as a view of the original construction is on display in the house. During the previous owner’s time in the house, Pine residents would visit daily because something was always cooking at Mary Ellen and George’s. From baked apple pies to plum jams to homemade bread, all were kept available and served to anyone who payed Mary Ellen a visit. Upon Mary Ellen’s passing in 1998, the current owner, Barbara, continued the hospitality tradition of creating a tasty and relaxed environment for all that stop by. Today’s menu includes soups, sandwiches, and pastries, all made from scratch and served with a smile.

The Randall House

Address: The Randall House, 3821 N Highway 87, Pine, AZ 85544

Opening Hours: Wed - Sun: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Contact: +1 9284764077

Website: The Randall House

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5. THAT Brewery and Pub

We are excited to announce we have partnered with Arizona Beer & Cider as our distributor to make sure THAT stays...

Posted by That Brewery & Pub on Friday, 13 May 2016

If a sandwich shop isn’t your thing but you still want a place to unwind after exploring Pine, try THAT Brewery and Pub. At THAT Brewery and Pub, you can mingle with old and new friends, sample beers, enjoy a pint, or eat a burger at this family-friendly social hub. With 17 home brews currently on tap, THAT Brewery and Pub will make you fall in love with the tastes of Arizona. Alongside the beer and food, wine, volleyball, horseshoes and good times abound in the cool air of Northern Arizona. As active supporters of charities like Friends of Tonto Natural Bridge, Mountain Village Foundation, Pine Strawberry Business Community, Pine Strawberry Fuels Reduction, AZ Trails Association, RiffRaff Club and the Justice McNeeley Foundation (children’s medical needs charity), THAT Brewery actively serves the community while actively serving you. So stop in for a pint. You’ll probably leave with a few life-long friends.

THAT Brewery and Pub

Address: Tonto National Forest, 3270 AZ-87, Pine, AZ 85544

Opening Hours: Mon & Tue: Closed; Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Contact: +1 9284763349

Website: THAT Brewery and Pub

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6. Try a wine tasting room

Posted by Trident Winery on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Finally, if you’re just looking for a place to relax, sip some wine, and discuss your latest adventures, head to Trident Winery. This winery is unlike any other, only making their products from organic ingredients and in-season fruits. No sulfates are added to the wines, furthering the freshness of the product and insuring your sipping is worth-while. With the option of sampling Trident’s wine both indoors or on the outdoor patio, you are sure to have a fun, relaxed visit.

Trident Winery

Address: 6261 Hardscrabble Rd. Pine, AZ

Opening Hours: Mon - Thur: By appointment only; Fri: 12pm - 6pm; Sat: Noon - 8pm; Sun: Noon - 6pm

Contact: +1 9286420618

Website: Trident Winery

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Visit Pine

Though not as bustling as other Arizona towns, Pine offers a tranquility that cannot be matched anywhere else. From art to wine to hidden springs, Pine will keep you entertained and longing to return.

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Haley has been writing stories since she was five, but did not decide to be a full-time writer until her college years. She studied English and Biology at Eastern New Mexico University and has...Read more

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