Whether you’re here for the day or here for the duration, we hope you’ll leave this place a little better than you found it. Here are five ways you can help make a more sustainable Ogden.
OGDEN NATURE CENTER
The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre preserve in the heart of Ogden with a mission to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment. Visitors can interact with local plants and animals from treehouses, bird blinds, a spotting tower and 1.5 miles of walking trails. Explore several hands-on exhibits and marvel at the “green” architecture of the campus.
Your nominal entrance fee helps support the center’s mission to provide nature education to most of our local youth through annual field trips and other activities. The Ogden Nature Center is open to the public Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday and on major holidays.
Learn more about the Ogden Nature Center and plan your visit here.
TRAILS FOUNDATION NORTHERN UTAH
The hundreds of miles of trails and non-motorized pathways throughout the Ogden area are the result of decades of investment and hard work from the Trails Foundation of Northern Utah (TFNU).
The foundation works closely with public land managers and private property owners to plan, promote, preserve and protect, construct and maintain a network of public pathways, trails, and related open spaces for non-motorized users throughout Northern Utah.
Their website and social media channels are the authoritative sources for up-to-date trail information, and a quick visit to tfnu.org can tell you all about becoming a member, donating to new trail development, volunteering for trail construction and maintenance, and pledging to improve trail etiquette.
Sign up for the Wild4Ogden Pass and get to know some of our best trails while earning rewards. Registration is free and there is nothing to download!
WEBER SUSTAINABILITY FUND
Every year, the Ogden area hosts dozens of conferences, meetings, conventions, and athletic competitions in our one-of-a-kind mountain/metro setting. The Weber Sustainability Fund is a mechanism whereby groups and their attendees can donate a portion of their attendance fees to projects strategically chosen to promote sustainability and protect and preserve this amazing landscape.
To learn more about the Weber Sustainability Fund, or to make an individual contribution, click here.
The hometown feel and welcoming atmosphere you experience in historic downtown Ogden and in the upper Ogden Valley is no accident. You’ll notice a distinct lack of national chains and big box brands in these areas, and an abundance of locally owned and operated restaurants, bars, shops, studios, salons, and galleries.
Your support of these local businesses is crucial to their success and survival. We encourage you to patronize these establishments during your visit not only for the economic contribution to their bottom lines, but to experience a bit of the heart of our community.
Their products and services are "uniquely Ogden” and proprietors and their employees are a great source of local information. They’ll let you know what’s going on in and around town, including some of the more “off the beaten path” experiences that should probably be on your radar.
Ogden’s creative community and local art scene has become the envy of much of the rest of the state of Utah. We encourage you to immerse yourself in our local arts during your visit.
In addition to dozens of murals and other public art installations, working artists maintain studios and galleries around town and local musicians can be found on stages several nights each week. Start with any of the galleries located downtown, the Local Artisan Collective, or visit The Monarch in the heart of the Nine Rails Creative District where you’ll find The Art Box and dozens of working artist studios including painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, podcasters and more. Learn more about our local art scene here.
When you catch our local musicians playing in restaurants and bars, pick up one of their CDs or simply drop a bit of cash in their case. Please help us keep our vibrant art and music scene alive and kicking. Learn more about Ogden’s live music scene here.
Hit key spots on the Ogden Outdoor Art Trail and earn cool stuff from local artists.