The Fourth is With You: Outside

How do you go fourth? Maybe a bike ride with a beer break, or some great local hikes. Paddling a canoe on one of SoCal’s most famous lakes is pretty relaxing. So are trails where you can take your dog! Here are a few suggestions to get the outdoors inspiration going for the fourth-coming weekend!

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1) Bolsa and a Nano Brewery

Whether you’re a bird nerd or just like beautiful views, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach is a must-do in these parts. Its 1,341 acres of coastal estuary are home to over 200 avian species. Wander the 3.3-mile…

2) Grin and Big Bear It!

Summer in Big Bear means only one thing: Get out on the lake! The best way, of course, is to rent a canoe, so you can paddle, sightsee, and rekindle summer camp memories all at the same time. If you…

3) Hidden Lodge

When you’re the only property in California that’s a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, you’re doing something special.

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4) Bonelli By Golly!

The 6.3-mile Bonelli Park Loop Trail is proof you don’t have to go far to escape to some nature. It’s in the heart of the metro area in San Dimas, freeway-close to a gazillion people. The park’s nearly 2,000 acres…

5) Jive on the Hive

Griffith Park is home to more than one awesome rock venue. Sure, the Greek Theatre stages legendary rock concerts, but Bee Rock provides beautiful wide vistas and some fun rock scrambling—and this ticket is free! Park at the iconic merry-go-round…

6) On the Woof of the City

Pooch-friendly Scholl Canyon Trail in Glendale packs a hilly punch in its 2-mile length, perfect for a quick nature fix or fast workout. The trailhead is just a few minutes from the 134 Freeway, meaning easy access for scores of…

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