Are the Orange County events that you seek of a more subdued variety? Would you rather take the family on a hike than on a roller coaster? Don’t worry; we’ve got some suggestions for you. What’s the point of living in the OC if you can’t take the kids out in nature sometimes and let them blow off some steam?
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
This Wilderness Park, located off the Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano, is one of the most beautiful camping spots you are likely to find in this part of the state. You can make a day of it exploring the park’s many trails and sites, or you can camp if you have the equipment to do so. The park was named in 1974 after the former Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He was the one who voted to purchase the park’s southern 5,500 acres to use as a public recreation facility. The park has many amenities, like an amphitheater at the Nature Center, equestrian camping and trails, showers, and restrooms.
The Oso Creek Trail
Another favorite among the Orange County natural wonders that you and your family can explore is the Oso Creek Trail, located in Mission Viejo. To find it, enter at the Oso Viejo Park playground. The trail is open year-round, and if you have younger children, they can run around the playground before tackling the trail. Sunset on the trail is among the events that are not to be missed, as the leaves turn a burnished gold that is absolutely stunning. The best part of your nature walk along the trail is that you can make it as short or as long as you like, depending on the stamina of the younger or older members of your party.
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy hosts several Orange County events and exhibits that are sure to interest your family. They have a 1,400 square foot Interpretive Center which houses three massive saltwater aquaria. Inside, your kids will be thrilled to see many species of marine life native to the area, among them warty sea cucumbers, bat stars, chestnut cowries, and striped shore crabs. If you have any young oceanographers on your hands, this is going to be the spot for them.
We hope that your whole family has fun exploring the natural wonders that Orange County has to offer. This blog was brought to you by Toyota of Orange, where you can find the best used cars for sale in Orange County.