Central Coast Hikes

Central Coast Hikes

Story and photos by Adam Nuñez

Finding harmony in Harmon Canyon Preserve

Follow the trails of the Harmon Canyon Preserve, and you’ll traverse over grassy hills and under knotted oak trees. You’ll pass fragrant sage plants and hear the skitter of wildlife through the thick brush. Bobcats, deer, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, and badgers have been spotted here — along with human hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers, too.

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Discovering Old Town Camarillo

Discovering Old Town Camarillo

Culture, community, and culinary creativity with a Central Coast flare

By Nicole Leonetti

I have a confession to make: I have lived in Los Angeles for almost 12 years, and I only just went to Old Town Camarillo for the first time a few weeks ago. I would zoom past it on my way to Santa Barbara several times a year, and that was that. But now that I’ve gotten off Hwy 101 and explored the area, I can’t believe I didn’t visit sooner. The multitude of restaurants, shops, and activities match up perfectly with my idea of a good time. Also, Old Town’s proximity to the Camarillo Outlets and the Metrolink are a huge plus. But perhaps I found Old Town at exactly the right time. There is currently a sense of community in Old Town that I have yet to experience elsewhere. The term “hidden gem” is overused, but that’s what I discovered upon my first visit. Take your time and enjoy all that Old Town Camarillo has to offer. It’s worth it!

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Summer Break at the Lake

Summer Break at the Lake

By Misty Hall

Central Coast lakes hold some of my best childhood memories. I think back to bathing suits worn all day, accessorized with fishing poles, wakeboards, and s’mores … eating messy popsicles, and riding bikes with a gang of friends … beating my dad in gin rummy while listening to classic rock on the radio … these were the moments I waited for all year long.

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Conejo Canyon Open Space Trails

Conejo Canyon Open Space Trails

A gorgeous escape with versatile outdoor recreation

Story and photos by Adam Nuñez

Drive just 15 minutes northeast of Old Town Camarillo to the Conejo Canyons Open Space Trails, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported hours away. At the trailhead, the quiet stillness is interrupted only by wind rustling through tall eucalyptus trees and the murmur of a tranquil river. The canyon walls stretch steeply upwards, invigorating your body and mind. You’ll forget that you’re so close to civilization.

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Finding The Spirit Of Soule At  Ojai’s Public Golf Course

Finding The Spirit Of Soule At Ojai’s Public Golf Course

By The Unknown Golfer

If you are a golfer of any kind and you’re looking for a world-class public course experience, look no further than the Soule Park Golf Course in the beautiful city of Ojai. The Soule Park course plays 6,856 yards from the championship tees and is a par 72 course with a USGA course rating of 72.8 and a slope of 128.

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