There are so many wonderful things to do and enjoy in Payson such as:
Fishing at...Green Valley Park, Roosevelt Lake, Woods Canyon Lake or Willow Springs Lake.
Antiquing at Granny's Attic, Western Village, and the Carpenter's Wife in Payson.
Eating at local restaurants: Macky's, Fargo's, and The Beeline, and Chili's (It isn't local...but it's good!).
Visiting Natural Bridge. It makes for a great hike and some beautiful scenery. Also, a great place to take a picnic.
Hiking the Rim. There are some great trails, such as: Horton Creek, Barnhardt Trail, and several trails right here at the WD Ranch.
Partying and wagering at the Matazal Casino.
Viewing the latest films at Sawmill Crossings. It's a great way to spend a relaxing Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Sitting around a campfire enjoying the Light of the Western Stars.
Visiting the Museum of Rim Country Archeology. This is a great place to be educated on the tools of archeology.
Exploring the various art galleries here and in Pine.
You can also:
Attend a free Concert in the Park at Green Valley Park. Concerts take place in June and July.
Watch the bucking broncos at the August Doin's at Payson's Multi-Event Center.
Enjoy the August Strawberry Festival in Strawberry, AZ.
Visit the Payson Art League's Art Show in May and November.
Watch the fireworks on July 4th.