Bring your family and friends outside on Sunday, September 1 for an adventurous Nature Walk through the spectacular trails of Peters Canyon Regional Park with OC Parks staff. Beginning at 8 a.m., hikers ages 8 and older will explore the local plants and animals while also learning about the history of Peters Canyon. Remember to bring water, appropriate sun protection and athletic shoes for the 2.5-mile journey.
Those hoping to escape the summer heat can enjoy the cool indoors during the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour on Saturday, August 31 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is perfect for those interested in learning more about nature conservation through nine short film presentations. Attendees will also have a chance to enter a raffle for exclusive prizes from Patagonia, REI Co-op and more! Tickets cost $15 and must be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets.
Nature lovers looking to create their own outdoor adventure this Labor Day weekend can explore self-guided trails throughout the Landmarks. The City of Irvine’s Bommer Canyon is the perfect place for hikers of all ages to spot native plants and wildlife, as well as ancient oak and sycamore groves. Also located in the City of Irvine, Quail Hill is a great location to connect to southern Irvine’s extensive trail network. The Quail Hill Loop Trail is an easy 2-mile hike and is the only trail that allows furry friends to join the fun, as long as they are on a leash.
Those looking to explore the coast can find a range of trails in the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve and OC Parks' Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Buck Gully Reserve provides hikers with cool trails that travel through lush, shady greenery, while Laguna Coast Wilderness Park rewards visitors with spectacular coastal and mountain views.
Visit the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks during Labor Day and all throughout the year! All activities are free with required pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. the day prior to each event. Remember to pack a snack, water and wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; age requirements for programs vary. For more details on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, visit LetsGoOutside.org/activities.