Archive for the ‘Outdoor Activities’ Category

Crystal Cove’s Natural Playground

Dec 14, 2017

  ‘Tis the season to explore our underwater park. Winter months offer the lowest tides of the year with peaceful, uncrowded beaches making it the perfect time to discover the wonders of Crystal Cove’s tide pools. You could say tidepool organisms are the survivors of the ocean, living in two separate worlds where the ocean […]

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Crystal Cove’s Holiday Magic

Dec 14, 2017

  From now until the end of the year, as you step into the Crystal Cove Historic District you will be transported to Christmas paradise. Thousands of vintage lights shimmer on cottage rooftops. Giant candy canes, holiday wreaths, mistletoe, and fanciful snowmen are scattered throughout the Park. As you approach the beach, you see the […]

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Crystal Cove – A Special Place to Us All!

Dec 14, 2017

  As 2017 comes to a close, we hope that you find your way down to Crystal Cove. Spend a quiet morning traversing the many trails of the backcountry, or take the afternoon to walk the beach with your family or friends. Introduce your out-of-town guests to the Historic District, smiling as they marvel at […]

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Instead of Black Friday, choose to Opt Outside!

Nov 15, 2017

  It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’re looking to recover from a day stuffed with turkey and pie.  Instead of frantically shopping in stores, skip the stress and head outdoors! Crystal Cove Conservancy works alongside our partners at Crystal Cove State Park to preserve and protect Crystal Cove’s 2,400 acres of backcountry, 3.2 miles […]

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Founder’s Historic District Tour

Sep 15, 2017

The trip back in time begins at noon, but when it concludes two hours later, guests have learned about more than Crystal Cove’s past in the monthly Founder’s Historic District Tour — they’ve also learned about Crystal Cove’s present and future. Crystal Cove Conservancy founder Laura Davick first started offering an informal tour of the […]

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Field Science Saturdays

Sep 12, 2017

Maintaining a healthy and natural ecosystem is a continuous process, requiring both monitoring and experimentation.  Monitoring informs land managers about how the park’s vegetation and wildlife are changing over time, while experimentation answers questions that are useful to park management.  Usually monitoring and experimentation are performed by professional researchers, however at Crystal Cove everyone has […]

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A Bounty of Butterflies

Aug 16, 2017

  When wandering in the wild, one is naturally drawn to grand spectacles: the largest mammals, the most songful birds, the brightest flowers, and the most prominent vistas.  While these are remarkable experiences that make any adventure worthwhile, they are not the only marvels contained within the landscape.  Hidden in plain view are a myriad […]

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Camping out at Crystal Cove

Aug 16, 2017

  During the first week of August, Crystal Cove was the setting for another successful Camp Cove, which saw 100 campers from Santa Ana travel to the park for five straight days of fun in the summer sun.  The campers, all between the ages of 6 to 17, came from the Santa Ana Police Athletics […]

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Summers at the Cove

Jun 7, 2017

Image credit: J. Christopher Launi   Summer is Coming… As you begin planning your summer, make sure to leave plenty of time to come visit the Cove. Save the date for these can’t-miss events that Crystal Cove Conservancy has planned throughout the summer. Great Plein Air Art Experience Break out the brushes for the Great […]

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