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In Our Own Backyard

Explore All That Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve Has to Offer
4 years ago

Explore All That Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve Has to Offer

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“The Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve is a North San Diego County treasure! We encourage families to visit the Lagoon and to join us in preserving, protecting and enhancing it for …
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See Nature’s Full Palette of Colors in Anza Borrego
4 years ago

See Nature’s Full Palette of Colors in Anza Borrego

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Move over Julie Andrews. If you’ve ever yearned to twirl in the middle of a lush field of wildflowers, now may be your chance. The Anza Borrego desert, located about …
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Five Great Places to Find Snow this Season
4 years ago

Five Great Places to Find Snow this Season

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1. Some local parks host their own snow days where they manufacture snow for sledding and snow play.  Check yours, or swing by Hilltop Park Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland …
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Get the Flavor of Fall: Apple Picking in Julian
5 years ago

Get the Flavor of Fall: Apple Picking in Julian

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While the weather in North County may say summer, the apple trees in Julian are whistling fall, and the u-pick orchards are in full swing. Head east on Highway 78 …
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Go Beyond the Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve
5 years ago

Go Beyond the Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve

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You’ve probably visited Torrey Pines State Beach, stretching from La Jolla to Del Mar, but if you haven’t headed up the hill, you’ve seen only a fraction of what the …
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San Dieguito River Park
5 years ago

San Dieguito River Park

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Some parks in San Diego have familiar names like Balboa and Mission Bay, but one that is bigger and more accessible is the San Dieguito River Park.

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Old Poway Park – An Adventure is Waiting for You
5 years ago

Old Poway Park – An Adventure is Waiting for You

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With its picturesque setting, it is no wonder that people flock to Old Poway Park for a picnic or to ride on the train that loops around the park. However, …
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How the Middle Class Lived?
5 years ago

How the Middle Class Lived?

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Can you imagine living in an 1880-era farmstead in Southern California?

The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead provides visitors the opportunity to peek into the world of Inland North County’s earliest …
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Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
6 years ago

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

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The first thing many visitors notice is just how quiet it is.

Located just off busy, traffic-laden Espola Road in Poway, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve – a 700-acre oak-lined …
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Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center Rich in Local History
6 years ago

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center Rich in Local History

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At least 1,000 years ago, a people called the Kumeyaay lived throughout what is now San Diego County and Baja California. During that time, the Pauwai Valley was occupied by …
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