Andy Adams Pond in Layton is such a hidden gem! Tonight we headed there for one last taste of summer to try out some new Lifetime paddle boards.
We have rented paddle boards several times over the last 2 years so we have had a chance to try quite a few different boards. We have tried the inflatable as well as the hard boards. They both have their positives and negatives, but in the end, we decided that having a hard board was better for our family. Inflating and deflating was just to much trouble and we felt that the hard boards were more stable on the water.
Lifetime boards are made right here in Utah! We were so excited to support this local biz and try a couple of boards to review. We got the Hooligan Youth Board for the kids and the Lifetime Stand Up 10ft Horizon Paddle Board for the adults.
My friend Brooke brought her kids and a board that she bought this summer for her kids. It was nice to have something to compare so we could see what we liked better. The Lifetime boards were heavier, but I have to say, they are built so well, I'm pretty sure they really will last a life time! Her youth board was only suitable for one kid at a time, and sorry adults, it really is just for kids. We sank when we stood on it.
The Lifetime youth board was sturdy enough to hold 2 kids at a time as well as a single (small) adult. I paddled it around and it was just fine.
The adult board was SO fun! If you are just going to get one board, I definitely recommend getting an adult board. This way you can have several kids or adults riding together an once. And although the board is much longer than the youth board, it is easy to paddle and steer.
We had 3 boards and a total of 4 adults and 7 kids, so we all had to take turns. If you are going to invest in boards, we recommend getting a minimum of 2 to start out.
We strapped the boards to the rood of our SUV to get to the pond, but ended up throwing them in the back of my friends truck for the ride home. A truck is so much easier for transporting them, they are long and heavy so be sure to take that into consideration as well.
We had a blast! The weather was a perfect 72 degrees, the sun was shining, and we were the only ones at this gorgeous spot! October boarding for the win! And just in time too, because the forecast is dropping to the 50's for the next 7 days. What a perfect day to enjoy the beautiful fall leaves!
The only bad thing about this location is the muddy shore.
There is no way around it. We didn't have a problem until the end, they kids were tired of waiting for their turn on the boards and started building mud-snowmen.
One thing led to another and the kids were covered!
So many good memories were made today.
Thank you Lifetime for letting us try out these amazing boards! We can't wait to make lots of memories with them!
- No Restrooms
- Fishing allowed
- No swimming is allowed, but SUPs and canoes are allowed.
- Muddy Shores
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Rest Rooms available
State fishing license required if fishing