Queen Creek Olive Mill
Sure, you can find Queen Creek Olive Mill’s extra-virgin olive oil, gourmet stuffed olives, and assorted tapenades at AJ’s and plenty of other places around the Valley, but it’s so much more fun to buy them straight from the source. While you’re here, at the far southeastern reaches of Queen Creek, sample the company’s full product line, take a tour of the facilities, and be sure to bring an appetite. The sandwiches at del Piero, the in-house café, are excellent, made with bread from Willo Bakery and meats from The Pork Shop.
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers over eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 1.1 miles to over 5 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.
If you are looking for an easy, relatively short hike, the Moonlight Trail is the perfect choice, as it provides a scenic and rather mild hike for all to enjoy. If you are looking for a longer more difficult hike, try the 5.1-mile San Tan Trail. This trail winds you through the Broken Lands and Central Valley portions of the park to the top of the Goldmine Mountains. In addition to its length, some may consider certain areas of the San Tan Trail difficult due to washes, soft soil and slick or rocky steep mountain slopes. We encourage hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to use extreme caution in these areas. Another visitor favorite is the Malpais Hills Trail as it displays a unique perspective of Rock Peak and the Malpais Hills. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife such as javelinas, coyotes, and Gila Monsters!
The trails within the San Tan Mountain Regional Park are very popular because they offer a unique perspective of the lower Sonoran Desert with wonderful wildlife, plant-life and scenic mountain views. Whatever your heart desires, San Tan Mountain Regional Park has a trail to fit your hiking, biking or horseback riding needs.
All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
HorseShoe Park Equestrian Centre is a state of the art facility, recognized across the Southwest. Offering Large arenas, stall barns near the arenas, concessions and restrooms. All at the foothills of the San Tan Mountains, with many beautiful trails just 10 minutes away at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park.
This majestic, 38 acre facility, located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, provides ample opportunity for events of both the English and Western equestrian persuasion, as well as home shows, RV and car shows, concerts and weddings.
The park is home to a number of prestigious organizations and events including the Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Shelley Productions Priefert World Series of Team Roping, Queen Creek Barrel Racing Association and Vintage and Vino.
Featuring spectacular weather throughout the year, beautiful scenery and outstanding customer service, your event will find a home at Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre!
Mansel Carter Oasis Park
The 48-acre park includes a 5-acre fishing lake, an adventure-themed playground and splash pad, multi-use fields, baseball fields, basketball and volleyball courts and a trailhead to Queen Creek Wash.
The lake might be the park’s biggest draw because it is the first fishing lake in Queen Creek.
It features a five-acre urban fishing lake, baseball fields, multi-purpose fields, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, shipwreck-themed splash pad, peninsula with rock waterfall, a central playground and one inclusive playground, sand discovery dig zone, pathways with fitness pods, skatepark, and picnic ramadas.
Just east of Mesa in the charming town of Queen Creek, visitors can explore the one-of-a-kind Schnepf Farms – celebrating over 75 years of operation. This fourth generation family farm and the largest organic peach grower in Arizona is not just a festival or event farm, they are truly a farm where you can come and experience Arizona agriculture at its finest. If planning a day trip, make sure to visit the website and see what’s happening that week on the farm. Guests may be able to experience everything from peach picking to watching a historical re-enactment, enjoying a classic car show, or an antique craft fair. Plan to attend one of the unique seasonal farm festivals, or just stop in to pick veggies in the u-pick garden. Designated an Arizona Treasure by the Governor, Schnepf Farms is open 10 months a year (closed July 5 through Labor Day). Seasonal events include: Pumpkin & Chili Party (October), Winter Wonderland (December), Peach Blossom Festival (February), Dinner Down the Orchard (Spring), and Easter Egg-citement. Experience the Farm…