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The Lake Effect

There’s something special about a freshwater lake—something that conjures memories while at the same time creating wonderful new ones. We can paddle, swim, hike, bike, explore, pitch a tent, and basically feel like we’re back in summer camp (minus certain hijinks). Best of all, we can cool off as the hottest days of summer approach. Here are three favorites, each tucked into a nearby mountain range within a couple of hours of the big city!

Week 08.17.2017
Regions Southern CA

Emerald in the Woods

Camping and Paddling at Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains

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Psst. Can you keep a secret? Green Valley Lake, nestled at 7,000 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains right between Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead, has all the watery charm of those popular bodies of water, just on a smaller scale, and decidedly without crowds—or motorized…
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Discounted Stay at California Landmark

Discounted Stay at the Claremont Hotel

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Your next getaway … is not far away! We know a place just 12 miles from San Francisco that’s surrounded by hiking trails, has four amazing dining options, and offers killer views of the bay, especially at sunset. Oh, and you get 15% off when you book using the Promo Code PSHR…
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Ojai’s Wet Side

Camping, Fishing, and Paddling at Lake Casitas Near Ojai

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Just a few miles west of the serene, artsy community of Ojai is the very different world of Lake Casitas—fabled among bass fishers, and delightful for anyone who enjoys playing on or near the water. While you can explore the Lake Casitas Recreation Area by bike or on foot (a 1.…
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Clearly Castaic

Escaping Summer Heat at Castaic Lake

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Dip out of the heat and into the water at Castaic Lake, aquatic heart of the Santa Clarita Valley. It’s hard to beat it for a cool day trip or a getaway weekend campout—a reservoir tucked into the Sierra Pelona, surrounded by trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback…
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