3 Lakes Driving Tour
May 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
This is a re-scheduling of the drive originally planned for February, which was cancelled due to inclement weather.
This drive will commence in Chandler and will run through East Mesa and Apache Junction toward Canyon Lake. After a brief stop at Tortilla Flat we will re-trace the route along the lake back to Mesa then on to the scenic and winding route following Usery Pass and Bush Highway to Saguaro Lake. After a stop at lake #2 we will make our way onto the Beeline Highway toward Fountains Hills. From Fountain Lake, home of the famous fountain, we’ll continue on to Rio Verde and North Scottsdale to our final destination, Bartlett Lake, where a great Italian buffet lunch awaits us at The Cove restaurant.
So if you’re keeping track, yeah, that’s four lakes. But there are lakes, then there are lakes! The big ones are formed by dams erected on the Salt and Verde Rivers in the ’20s and ’30s, for water storage and hydroelectric power production. Fountain Lake is an “attraction” that surrounds the iconic fountain from which the Fountain HIlls community got its name when development began in the early ’70s.
The cost for the lunch buffet is $32 per person. Those who were on the drive last time we went to The Cove will tell you it was delicious!
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