Dana Point Headlands Nature Interpretive Center opened in April 2010 with an interpretive trail and breathtaking views of the Pacific.
Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo is outside the Norman P. Murray Community Center. It’s perfect for family walks near an awesome playground.
Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim.
Crystal Cove State Park offers space for tidepooling, beach trips, nature rambles, and whale watching from the shore in Newport Beach.
O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon is the perfect spot for hiking & camping. It doubles as campground + nature-rich playground area.
Visiting Turtle Rock Nature Center and playground in Irvine turned into a very enjoyable afternoon for my kids and I. I recorded the visit in my Simple Nature Adventures post, but neglected to …
Shipley Nature Center is absolutely one of my favorite spots in Orange County. How to Get to Shipley Nature Center: You would never know there’s a huge park just from …
Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach offers beach views and lots of wildlife viewing. It’s an easy and flat family nature hike spot.
Coastal Peak Park in Newport Beach offers more than just stunning views. It’s located high up in the Newport Coast hills and right next to the trails of Laguna Coast …
Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest is a natural looking OC playground tucked away by horse stables near a tree-covered trail for exploring.