Spending Mother’s Day exploring the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks will not only shake up the brunch-and-flowers routine, but will create family memories that Mom will never forget. There are many different opportunities abound for spending time with your Mom – and Mother Nature – on Sunday, May 11.
Two programs are available for the active mom looking for a great workout on Mother’s Day. For a rewarding and relaxing activity, try Yiking. This popular program starts off with a strenuous hike and ends with a relaxing yoga session in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. Another activity to get the heart pumping and the feet moving is Zumba. This aerobic workout is also offered on Sunday in Limestone Canyon, and is open to participants 12 and older.
In Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, two very different opportunities allow you to connect with the land. Near OC Parks’ Muth Interpretive Center, you and Mom can give back by participating in the 2nd Sunday Habitat Restoration Program, restoring the bay to its natural beauty. You can also enjoy a guided Kayak Tour spotting both flora and fauna from the water.
You can also choose to explore open space on your own, as many local parks are open 7 days a week. For a variety of trails with stunning views, try Bommer Canyon in the City of Irvine or OC Parks’ O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon.
Some programs are in areas with parking fees, and may have varying minimum age requirements. For programs that require pre-registration, participants must register by 4 pm on Saturday, May 10. For full details on all of the programs mentioned, please visit www.LetsGoOutside.org.