Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to enjoy all the sights and sounds that S.B. has to offer. But this year, don’t limit yourself to the beach: Head north for a day to check out some of the great activities the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area has going on this season:
• Get close to nature’s inhabitants when Saving Wildlife International brings out real live animals for an amazing show on the Nature Center lawn on Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. $8; ages 4+. Call 693-0691.
• Take a Wildlife Cruise to learn about local and migratory animals, plants, geology, and the history of the Cachuma area. Cruises run Fridays, 3-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon through October 31. $7-$15. Call 686-5050.
• Explore the county park with naturalists and docents who lead a one-mile, easy-paced hike on Oak Canyon Trail every Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. through October 31. Call 688-4515.
Cachuma Lake is located on Highway 154. All visitors are subject to an $8 per vehicle admission fee. Visit www.cachuma.com to view more activities and for more info.