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One of the Garden State’s most majestic rambles, the grounds of Natirar include a hilltop English manor and sweeping meadows with enchanting, hidden away nature trails at opposite ends. Each…

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This horseshoe-shaped trail through wildflowers around a canyon ridge gives you constant views of the Pacific over Summerland’s rooftops. You can turn the horseshoe into a loop through verdant neighborhoods…

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Ambling in perpetual shade through passageways of bent and gnarled oak trees, this flat lollipop trail generally follows San Ysidro Creek, crossing it twice over charming stone bridges. Nasturtiums and…

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The green rolling meadows, bright wildflowers and winding sandy pathways against a dramatic mountain ridge backdrop had me imagining I’d rambled straight into the Pyrenees – until I glimpsed inimitable…

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Draped with endless strands of loops and switchbacks connected by steep, sculptural stone stairways, the hillside garden reveals exquisite plant life and a breathtaking view at every bend. From the…

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Wedged amidst Ventura’s foothills, Arroyo Verde Park is the launch pad for trails of various lengths and climbs, though a lovely view with fragrant, pretty flora is guaranteed. Trails start…

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You’ll feel as if you’ve wandered into a landscape painting. A really pricey one. This kind of magic just doesn’t usually show up in real life. The trail flows generally…

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I couldn’t stop smiling along this enchanting sliver of paradise. Nature just feels especially gracious here. The parking spot is the highest point of the trail, and the picturesque bend…

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Hovering between creepy and enchanted, Sunset Park is a veritable sculpture gallery with installations stationed along a 1/4 mile of adventurous tunnels through the junipers. Though the path is short,…

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Tunneling through the cedar grove that kicks off this footpath, no one could predict the dramatic river ridge or expansive wildflower meadows lying in wait. There are at least 4…

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The age old stone bridge at its heart is a good representation of the whole preserve: timeless, intriguing and undiscovered by most. There are woods, grassy meadows, farmland, creeks, a…

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This farm preserve’s native Black-eyed Susans and Wild Bergamot will tower over you in July, as though saluting you on your way to the stream beaches or dramatic old stone…

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Though this preserve feels sweet and discrete, it’s actually quite large. The tight, snaking purple trail is jam packed with lovely vignettes, mini pastures, creeks and cedar passageways and it’s…

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What a wide open sky. You know you’re in a wildlife haven when every other human has a super zoom lens dangling around her or his neck. It’s too bad…

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Boardwalks add lots of pizazz, in my book, and this place is among the boardwalkiest of them all! And it’s a perfect place for biking with its endless sprawling acres…

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Ambling through woods and along boardwalks and leap-frogging boulders along streams, your path will be fairly level with the exception of one knoll in the Northeast section. LEARN / HELP…

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The expansive recreation lawn, brand new playground and large gazebo with plush BBQs come into view when you pull into the large parking lot. The wonderfully intricate and naturally ornamental…

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Part meditatively tranquil and predictable, part rambling meadows and all around, forest that few humans ever breach (at least, that’s what the fox told me). Connects to Kendall Woods trail.…

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The skinny little path from the parking lot is a portal to another world that magically fits into this wild wetland space between office parks. And standing on the bridge,…

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There are woods – on the edges – but the substance of this lovely walk is tall, breathy grass. Scope and distance take on a meditative scale. Wooden pedestals along…

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But wait there’s more! Farm animals, formal gardens, hiking trails, campfires, children’s garden, lakes, creeks, accommodations…. and you will still find more than you expect. VISIT FERNBROOK FARM WEBSITE DIRECTIONS…

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There’s an epic aura to this place – Sherwood Forest meets the Serengeti. Trails start from either Van Dyke or Stony Brook Roads; and either way you begin at a…

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