Staff members at Digger O’Dell Nursery and Landscape fill nine greenhouses with more than 500 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. They even dedicate an entire greenhouse to growing up to 1,000 hanging baskets at once.
Fresh milk, fruit purées, and healthy probiotics swim about in the swirls of yogurt that pump from The Great Yogurt Factory’s row of self-serve machines. As soon as guests peel their eyes away from the towering canisters of fruit, nuts, and candy bits—which range from chocolate bars to cheesecake bites—they can choose their preferred flavors from an extensive list of low-fat, nonfat, or sugarless yogurts and sorbets. Among the dozens of rotating flavors, triple chocolate and Italian-style tart join eclectic creations such as eggnog, watermelon sorbet, and peanut butter made the old-fashioned way—with freshly churned peanuts. Yogurt isn’t just a quick snack at the whimsical shop’s two locations, which also host children’s birthday parties and fundraisers.
Designed by U.S. Open champion Johnny Miller, Stonebridge's Scottish-links-style course features 27 holes designed to test your swing and backstroke. The course's namesake red-rock bridges arch over and beside three tough nines, each almost 3,600 yards long, making this one of the longest courses in the state. With 20 of the holes adjacent to water, it's also one of the most pond-besotten. Three smaller teeing areas complement the harder drives, and small streams coil beside some the course's 93 sand bunkers.
R.B.'s Cyclery’s spirited staff flexes its 30 years of combined experience to rejuvenate ailing cycles and arm bipedal pedallers with everything for the trail ahead, stocking road, triathlon, and mountain bikes as well as a full armada of biking accessories. Tune-ups unleash professional mechanics upon future prom-rides, serving up liberal brake and derailleur adjustments, tightening bolts, and truing wheels to keep rides smooth ($50+). Giro and Bell helmets provide a bonus layer of cranial protection ($40+), while cycling gloves by Giro ($35+) and bike shorts by Descente ($65+) keep legs comfortably churning and fingers nimbly shifting gears. Cycling computers from Cateye track biking vitals and keep velocipedes networked with compatible online friends ($55+).
The Cookie Store helps its customers to satisfy their sweet teeth with an extensive assortment of fresh-baked cookies and seven types of smoothies. From classics such as chocolate chip to more inventive flavors including snickerdoodle, honey oatmeal raisin walnut, and heath-bar toffee, The Cookie Store’s bakers concoct a spread of delicious bite-size treats daily. In addition to cookie trays and tins, bakers create custom cookie cakes in a variety of different shapes, including hearts and circles, that can be decorated with birthday messages, cartoon characters, or interpretations of Jackson Pollock masterworks.