Pinetop - Lakeside, Arizona

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Pinetop - Lakeside, Arizona

Pinetop - Lakeside, Arizona, beckons visitors to “come celebrate the season.” This is fitting, for every season seems to smile upon the small town with ample sunshine in the summers and coquettish snow in the winters. People come each year to this veritable Promised Land of natural beauty. Outdoor activities abound: adventurers are fond of hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and trailblazing in the warmer months, and skiing and snowboarding in the cooler seasons.

The City

In 1984, the town of Pinetop - Lakeside sprang into existence with an adjoining to the town of Lakeside. Located among the much-revered White Mountains, Pinetop - Lakeside has subsequently become a popular resort area for both residents and visitors. Lakes, forests, and snow-capped mountains make for a wealth of recreational activities. It hasn’t been all sunshine for the town, however. In 2002, a devastating forest fire forced Pinetop - Lakeside’s residents to evacuate. They were quick to restore the damaged properties, nevertheless, and rebounded with panache.

Do & See

Pinetop - Lakeside beckons with comfortable springs and summers and mild winters. Fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the forests and hills are favorite activities for the warmer months. In the cooler temperatures, skiing and snowboarding the White Mountains is always a highlight. Nature enthusiasts will find Pinetop - Lakeside a Utopia.


Pinetop - Lakeside has a pleasant variety of eateries. Regardless of the day's mood, there will be a restaurant to satisfy your palate. Steakhouses are the town's specialty, but Mexican, Italian, and Asian cuisine may be found as well!


Cozy up with a cup of coffee and a pastry in between skiing the slopes or fishing the lakes of Pinetop - Lakeside. There are even tea houses available. Diners are included in the listings.

Bars & Nightlife

While not a town to turn heads for a club scene, Pinetop - Lakeside does possess a collection of bars and lounges. Most of them have their own breweries as well.


The shopping in Pinetop - Lakeside revolves around equipping visitors for the outdoors. Winter and summer apparel and merchandise are popular finds. Smaller boutiques provide fashionable attire.